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How Much Do You Lift? Squat, Bench & Deadlift


#1

So, I’ve only been to one powerlifting comp, and I’m hooked. I love the sport a hell of a lot, and I want to get good. But I’m curious, how much do you guys lift (squat, bench and deadlift)? How long have you been doing it for? And how old are you?

I know that I should only be concerned about what I’m lifting, and I completely agree. I’m not wrapped up in whether I’m better than someone or not. I’m just wondering at what rate some people improve at. I know there’s no average or anything, so just feel free to show off I guess! :joy:
I’m currently studying sport in the uk, so I guess I have abit of a scientific nature.

Thanks!


#2

Without knowing a lot more than S/B/D it won’t help you extrapolate much I wouldn’t think. You’d need to know things like frequency each lift is trained, intensity at which training is done, lifter’s weight, experience level (maybe), not to mention what the starting S/B/D values were as well as whether wraps are used for the squat.

If it helps:

31, 1.76 m, about 223ish lbs
Been training for PL around two years, three years kettlebell stuff before that, played prop ages 13-18 at school.
S 517 lbs (wraps, monolift)/473 lbs (sleeves, walked out)
B 286 lbs (paused)/302 lbs (touch and go)
D 583 lbs

Best meet 517/286/528


#3

Meet on feb 28 I went 530/350/620
right now squat is in the 550-555 range
Bench is about 375 paused
Deadlift is the same right now.
Age 26. Bw 188 been lifting about 7.5 years ish


#4

Deadlift - 510lb (231kg)
Squat - 425lb (192kg)
Bench - 285lb (129kg)
Age - 19
Weight - 190lb (86kg)
Years lifting - 2.5 years
Competed - Never. Looking into it now.

My bench is absolute trash. Want to get some solid numbers on that before I compete.


#5

19, 182cm, 93-4kg

started from the bottom now we here, before starting, i couldn’t even do 20 push ups

now i am at 150kg squat, 170kg dl and 120kg bench. been training for around 3-4 years (powerlifting for like 2)


#6

6’3 265lbs 31
B-425
S-465
D- 585

My squat is my weak link, always lifted on and off since wrestling and football in high school but never really knew what i was doing until about a year and a half ago. So actual programmed powerlifting about a year and a half. We all worked out in high school but most of us weren’t lucky enough to have a coach that knew anything about powerlifting/programming.


#7

6’ Tall, 240lbs, 36 Years Old. Benn lifting for 20+ years, about half of which was actual serious lifting

Squat: 675lbs
Bench: 500lbs
Deadlift: 690lbs
But I am more of a strongman than a powerlifter


#8

I am 29 and I’ve been lifting for like…errrrrrrrr 7-8 years I guess not counting all the boring resistance machine stuff I did as a teenager with my dad :joy:

my 1RM are…
200lbs Squat
140lbs Bench (paused)
and 250lbs Deadlift which I am pretty sure will be 255lbs after this Saturday

I am like 126lbs


#9

47 rapidly advancing towards 48yrs old…just getting back into it over the last 8 months…

a paunchy 197 pounds

Bench 255
Squat 265
Dead Lifts (just started) 225


#10

6’1" Tall, 210lbs, 21 Years old. Been lifting for 3 years, half of which was actual powerlifting. I’m more like a hybrid athlete, have run half marathon, competed in swimming and athletics.
Meet on april 30:
Squat: 405lbs (180kg)
Bench: 340lbs (152.5kg)
Deadlift: 500lbs (225kg)


#11

5’7 207lbs, I compete as a 198er/90kg lifter. Lifting for about 10 years years. In just a belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves:

Squat: 705lbs
Bench: 475lbs
Deadlift: 700lbs


#12

49 Years Old 73" tall 197# Former competitive Cyclist / Sculler

S: 365ATG B: 205 D: 455 OHP : 135

Goals by 21 March 2017 S:405 B: 245 D: 505 OHP: 155


#13

I have never competed but enjoy the powerlifts and 5/3/1 to go along with kettlebells. Been lifting for 3.5 years

30 years old, 6’4", 230 pounds
Olympic Style Squat: 365 lbs
Bench Press: 315 lbs
Deadlift: Haven’t tested in a while but have hit 495 for a triple
Overhead Press: 215 lbs

Goals (no timeline here):
Olympic Style Squat: 405 lbs
Bench Press: 350 lbs
Deadlift: 550 lbs
Overhead Press: 235 bs


#14

Weight training for 14 years, Powerlifting for 13 months.

32yrs
181lbs
Skwaat - 360
Bench - 270
Dead - 435


#15

25 years old
100kg
Squat 175,0kg
Bench 140,0kg
Deadlift 230,0kg

Regular press wasn’t asked but I’m proud as hell for repping my own weight soon with barbell press.


#16

I’m getting loads of replies which is awesome!

What do you all think of mine??

Age: 17 (just. turned 17 last week)
Bw: 87.5kg
Squat :115
Bench : 70
Deadlift : 120
(double overhand, grip is kinda weak compared to my back)

I’ve been training since February last year, but I injured my lower back in rugby around Christmas time, and I couldn’t lift or anything for 4 months until February this year.

I like to think I’m decent for my age and body weight, but again. What do you think??


#17

I hit those numbers probably around a year too. I’ll admit my second year I had a tremendous amount of success due to being a lot more educated and consistent. For most people who don’t have a trainer, coach, or an educated friend, the first year is more about educating yourself. I wouldn’t compete in a power-lifting competition yet if you want to be competitive.

Edit: My grip was a HUGE weak leak in my deadlift when I first started out. Try incorporating farmers carries if possible. Also pausing at the top of the deadlift for a second or two will also work the grip a bit more. As well as high rep shrugs, rows, and pull ups.


#18

i thought i was decent too until i saw that one 17 y/o guy who pulled 600lbs on instagram

and at my first competition there was a guy who pulled 250kg at 82 bw(17y/o) and 305kg at 95 bw(18 y/o). For a year he gained 50+ kg on his DL and like 10 kg bw. He might be juicin through the roof, though :smiley:

So yeah, f*ck that


#19

Over the weekend at a meet my buddy did I saw a kid 19 233lbs rip up a 665 opener. Then an easy 730 second. But used too much energy early and missed 740 on the third. This is in the wnpf a drug tested fed. I was beyond impressed. Especially how easy the 665 went