Thanks Modi. I didn't take any offense with the perspective and neither was I trying to attack him in my response. Just trying to explain that I will try to find out what my potential is regardless of what an elite total is.
On BW, If I end up @ 200lbs or more (10%BF, hydrostatic) and also hit the numbers, I am going to LOVE it. I just think it would be easier to be btw 180-190lbs(10%) given my present body composition.
And NO, I don't believe I can add 50% to my numbers without gaining weight. There are 2 major reasons why I believe my goals may be achievable, and YES I have considered the possibilty that they may not be enough.
1) Last October, I was 190lbs(20.5%BF, Hydrostatic). I am still around that, give or take. This means I have about 40lbs of useless mass on me. If I gain 20lbs of muscle and shed an equivalent amount of fat in the next 3 years, it should count for something as far as my total is concerned.
2) I may have been going to the gym for almost 4 yrs but I still consider myself a beginner. For the most part I lifted without even thinking about why I was doing certain things. Heck, I wasn't even squatting until last Fall and never really deadlifted until a year ago.
I strongly believe there is a lot of room for improvement as long as I train intelligently and don't pick up a major injury.
So we can put this to rest and return this thread to the OP, I am not a powerlifter and I am not chasing any records.
In the overall scheme of things, the numbers are there so I can shoot for something and have a reason to keep lifting heavy and eating right.
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