"Pat will surely move more iron than Tiribulus." LOL! Considering I am still recovering from a major back surgery, surly not. Dr. strongly advised against lifting over 5 lb, but I have been cleared to bend over 30 degrees. The few months prior to surgery I was dropping weight for the purpose of not killing my tender back. But I can head back a couple of years and review some of my miles stones prior to my body giving up on me....
In and around '08 and '09.
Squats - 335 x 2
Dl - 355 x2
Bench - 300
Overhead press - 195
Close- grip bench - 235
bb curls - 135
pull ups - bw + 80
Not that impressive, but I was very much interested in conditioning at he time as well. Which I worked with a sadistic anger. Sprints, hill sprints, car pushing....
The most impressive feat of my back pain era was 200 lbs split-squats...Alas, my back couldn't take any more. It's tuff to squat if you can't feel your foot.
I will rise from the ashes, but big numbers in my lower body are out, don't want to bend the titanium rods in my lower back. I may never dl again, at least not heavy. And the heaviest I figure I could squat is 315... The surgery was excruciatingly painful, so I don't want to do anything to end up back there....
I have about 8 more weeks before I can start lifting. About 4 months before I can really start to push it again.