[quote]texas man wrote:
what are some good bench marks to reach after a year of lifting? i statred in mid january and 6 months is coming up (height 5’11)
i went from:
squat: 135x5 with a lot of effort to a 225x5 as of mid may
bench: 95x5 to 160x5 mid may
deadlift: 135x5 to 255x5 mid may
weight: 160 to about 178-180 mid may[/quote]
GREAT progress on the lifts! Hard to tell on the bodyweight without seeing pics, but it seems you could have gained just a bit more in six months. Just remember that when your lifts start to stall, eat more and they’ll start moving up again.
[quote]just wanted to set a reachabel goal for the end of the year, i had a nail avulsion and fractred toe from droping a dumbell on my big toe so it slowed me down abit on the squat i still squated just didnt wanna push any prs sense the pain plus i wanted it to heal.
also 2 other questions: were do you buy liquid chalk? my sweaty hands are hurting my deadlift.
on the squat my wrists are starting to hurt cuase there bent on low bar. How could i fix it? wider grips make it hard to balance the bar and while the pain isnt too bad, im afraind in the long run it might mess my wrists up.[/quote]
Liquid chalk is more expensive and doesn’t work as well as block chalk. Just stuff a block in a ziploc and rub it on your hands. Most of the time nobody will say anything as long as you don’t make a mess. $12 will get enough to last a very long time.
Sounds like your upper back isn’t tight enough on squats. Take a little wider grip (it may take a few times to find a happy spot) and flex your upper back tight. You’ll find that the bigger you get, the wider your grip will have to be. As your back muscles get thicker, they hold the bar further off your spine, and there’s not as much ‘room’ for your forearms.