I got a new PR today, I got 245 x 5 today for squats (not to failure, prolly 1-2 short(no spotter)). Just thought I'd share because it felt good. I've been workin hard for a heavier squat for a while and I'm up about 40lbs for a 5rm in about 5 weeks...also I got my arms to 16.25. I know it's not good compared to alot of you but i'm 18 so woohoo!
Keep up the good work
Good work mate. It is always good to hear abouts peoples numbers going up.
Nice Job man.
Every PR is a good PR... it's a long game and progress is key... congrats!
Congrats. Adding 40 lbs in 5 weeks is a real accomplishment.
Good job bro! did you use a squat suit/wraps or juice up? If you did it all natural and raw, i be even more impressed.
If he needs a squat suit to squat 245 for reps and if he is on the juice at 18 he should be shot. Good work on the progression, I remember being at those numbers and the way you feel when you jump up 40 pounds. Congrats.
Yea you hit a few nails on the head that time. In fact I think you used a shotgun for a hammer... Well I did make that progression raw, no wraps etc...in fact it's more than parralel I go ass to the grass for maximum development (I train for size, but dig the rhinocerous strength that comes with it, and find there to be a correlation) The squatting, I think I had it in me for a while, just never went for it, I grew up on rugby, soccer etc. Did plyos programs when young ( which I credit my power out of the hole for). None of me mates squat really at all.
Since training alone I've done squatting like a mofo, also switched to full body, fooked around with mescyclic rep ranges, got to squatting and it blew up. In fact I think in a week or 2 I could have 275 for 5...as for stats i'm
deadlift 225x5 neutral grip (300x5 mixed grip)
bis 16.25 (left is a bit smaller)
and just enjoying lifting, trying to get more serious weekly, however distractions tend to outweigh determination. If you lived in my shoes you'd be surprised I can maintain.
Good work bro,stay focused and train hard!
I have to admit the biggest motivation is results.