I was contemplating posting a thread all day about my 'newb progress' and I wasn't sure wether I should do it or not, because, like most previous posters, they get trolled relentless, but I digress...
I started lifting In November (Exactly two months ago this Monday), I'm using Eric Cressey's "Maximum Strenght" program and I just finished the second phase. I'm really, really excited about how the first two phases went and I'd recommend this program to anyone and EVERYONE - it's great! I'm not that big - not at all. I'm 16-years-old, I weight around 150 lbs, I stand about 5 foot 7 inches with about 15% bodyfat.. (Or higher, I don't really know to be honest, just 'guesstimating'.)
I started off EXTREMELY weak (Not that I'm considered 'strong' now compared to some of you guys.)
DEADLIFT: 150lbs (And that was a 150lb 1RM that I struggled with.)
SQUAT: Could barely do the bar.. I was so embarrassed. (That was one of the things that drove me to get stronger.)
BENCH (I'm using Dumbbells because I'm a Baseball Pitcher as well as an avid lifter.): 30lb. Dumbbells
Mid-Program Lift (2 months progress)
DEADLIFT: 385.7 lbs. (That's my 1RM and it ripped off the floor awfully fast. Probably will be able to do more after my Deload week.)
SQUAT: 300lbs. (Writing this actually made me smile.. From barely being able to squat the bar, to dropping down ATG to squat 300lbs. - That's Front Squating too.)
BENCH: 60lb Dumbbells for reps. (Not very impressive, but it wasn't the 'focus of my rage'.)
Hoping to see some great progress the next half of the program!