Ok, so been doing Rippetoe Starting Strength for four months (started Feb 1st).
Ht 6'2 195lbs BF%-?
Bench 1RM 165
Squat 1RM 135 (i know...)
Deadlift 1RM 115
Ht 6'2 218lbs BF%-?
Bench 5RM 200
Squat 5RM 235
Deadlift 5RM 295
Still doing the Starting Strength, I don't want to stop because I am still getting stronger. I haven't even looked at other programs yet. I see everyone talking about periodization and dual factor, and I just hope I keep making gains like this forever. Lost some time in there because for two months I didn't have a partner and was too scared to load up on bench press, so for two months I only went up 15 lbs on bench.
I put on alot of weight in the first two months and have kind of plateaud on the body weight, but I am still growing. My waist is the same size, but my chest and quads are noticeably bigger. Arms haven't grown much, but I haven't done any direct arm work at all, been following Rippetoe to a 'T'.
Am I genetically gifted? I didn't think this kind of progress would be possible.