My goals when I started lifting in March were 315 squat, 405 deadlift, and 315 squat at 180 lbs by the end of the year. Right now Im in my 6th week of starting strength and I have made more progress in those 6 weeks than in the 5 months before. Best lifts are 285x5 squat, 325x5 deadlift, and 180x5 bench so I think I will be able to hit those numbers. Long term would be to hit 400-500-300 by 2010.
Im not sure what to do after the 8 weeks of starting strength are up, I was looking into madcow 5x5, I wanted a break from squating heavy 3 times a week though. I was also thinking about trying Mondays with Thibs: The Skinny-Legs Cure for 4 weeks just to mix things up. Any advice?