... than when you started?
I don't mean when you were relatively new....like how strong were you the FIRST time you picked up a weight?
I was a junior in high school in February 1999, and was attending college full time on a state sponsored program (secret brag thread), and was scheduled to graduate a year early from high school. The credit I got from college classes was also counting towards h.s. credit.
The only thing I hadn't replaced was a gym course. I decided I would start working out at my colleges gym, and have a trainer sign off that I was working out several times per week. Well, at my initial fitness test the numbers I put up were pretty humbling:
Height: 5' 10"
weight: 138 lbs
Bench Press: 1RM: 65 lbs.
Squat: 85 lbs.
I finished a bulk back in March and benched 340 lbs, and squatted 400. It's weird to think of, because you hopefully make strength gains week to week, so it's easy to forget where you started, and to think that I can squat and bench about 5x more than when I started years ago is kind of humbling. As much as I want to shit on everyone who's dicking around in the gym wasting there time, I started out just like them.