I have been lifting for about the last 3 years without a partner. I have made slow progress and I’m not entirely unhappy with where I am at right now. What I have come to realize is that I’m not that strong. Compared to most guys in the gym I can hold my own, but I know I’m capable of much more. Here are my numbers:
Max Bench 245lbs (dropped 250 on my chest, no spotter) Goal-315
Max squat 300lbs. Goal 400+
Max DL 365lbs Goal 400+
Lifting heavy on DL’s is easy (what’s a spotter gonna’ do on that?). My problem is that since dropping 250 on my chest I’m a little gun-shy about going all-out heavy. My gym is small and almost deserted when I’m there. I’m looking for some advise or tips on working out alone and using heavy weights.