I’m a newbie–almost 1 year into serious lifting after screwing around with weights on and off (mostly off) for a few years.
Current 1RM: Bench 225, DL 365, Squat 225. Not great but I’m rapidly improving and love lifting heavy.
I hear quite a few guys saying they can bench 400, squat+dl 500. Big numbers imo. How did you reach these numbers?
For example, if you can bench 400 did you reach 300 after 2-3 years and then move up real slow after that. I’m guessing most people spike up quickly for a year or two then it’s lots of small gains.
Maybe I’m wrong and it’s been slow and steady. Just curious when I read about Westside guys putting up 600-700 lbs. Have they been gaining 10-15 lbs every few months or just started out as monsters.
My dl increase has been real linear–gone up about 10-15lbs. each month for the last 10 months. Would love for this to continue