- I just realized that 70 kg @1.78 (154 @ 5'10") is... underweight. Badly. (yes, I know you knew this) I need at least 8...10 more kg (going to ~170+ lbs) to have a "normal" weight...
Got me thinking... the "ideal weight = height (in cm) - 110" is ideal... for... dunno... slaves, bisexual male fashion models, metrosexual men... (no, I never did buy into it; just discussing the concept).
Still, my back looks better than 95% of people's. Yep, not training is bad.
Also, the strength and CV endurance (as in going through a normal STRENGTH-TRAINING session without dying) of the average untrained sedentary male are about 6' under...par.
2. While my DL of 140 (308) is most certainly not "high" by any means, I would like to tell all those guys who DLed 180 (400) the first time they went to the gym and who are now saying that "400 is nothing" to STICK IT.
It might take some people a good number of years of SOLID training.
It took me two years to get here (140) (add a congenitally weak spine to the equation). And my reps just halved these past few weeks (as in I did 120 for 7 and a few weeks ago I did 124 for 0 on tuesday. 110 for 10 some time ago and today 114 for 5), so I need to change something (I'll go from DL to SLDL to below the knee, pushing hips back as much as possible)...
I also began reading "Science and practice of strength training" by the late prof. Verkoshansky... Depending on fibre distribution, a trainee with more fast twitch fibres can have an almost TEN times greater strength increase from a training program. (page 84) Over-simplified, maybe. But, genetics play a pretty big role. And leverages, too. If you lifted 400 within a month or two or none, it might take others a few years to get there. Oh, also, not everyone weighs 220+. Again, stick it. (kudos for your extraordinary strength, though)
(this is most certainly NOT saying that one should consider a 150/330 DL "good" or not strive for more, but what it's worth is relative to how much effort you had to invest to get it. Yes, a 180/400 DL is an ACHIEVEMENT if it took you 5 years of solid training, eating, and sleeping. And you're also <100/220. The idea is to better yourself.)
Strength to you,