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Good Deadlift/Squat?


#1

Hi guys,
Just wanted to know what you guys/gals thought a good deadlift/squat is for someone my weight.
I weigh 63.4kg and managed to get 180kg deadlift raw, and 140kg squat
I think I could easily get to 200kg deadlift with straps, just wanted to know your opinions thanks.


#2

Frankly, I wouldn't know what would count as a "good lift". I would say your lifts are definitely respectable but I would suggest that you don't think so much into it. Why limit yourself? Be the best that you can be. I haven't been lifting for too long and initially I was overly concerned with what other people would consider a "good lift". I'm almost 2 years in and and honestly, I don't think I'll ever consider my lifts to be good. Strive for more progress. That's what I would consider the "heart of lifting" to be, progress progress and more progress. Hell, to be even more honest, I don't even feel qualified to answer this question.


#3

Yes, those are good. Not elite, but good.

By raw do you mean no belt? Or just no straps? Have you squatted in wraps before?

How about bench?


#4

I mean raw as in nothing yes, no belt or straps.
I can manage 2 reps of 100kg on the bench but I need a spotter.
What would you say is elite for someone my weight ?


#5

What federation?

Why not just look up the records? It'll give you a far more concrete answer than a bunch of random strangers on the internet.


#6

I've tried looking but all that comes up is Olympic records/national records.
Obviously I can't compare with that haha. Just seeking advise is all


#7

If you can't compete with those guys, it sounds like you know what you need to work on.


#8

GPC Australia has raw and equipped standards for totals. That'd give you an idea.

Be aware that it is assumed you wear a belt and use knee wraps for those. You could also check the IPF site for standards, but those would still assume you're using a belt.

But the checking world records is a good idea. Just search something like 'powerlifting world records' on Google.


#9

http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/championships/records.html