How much does starting point matter in determining potential for strength?
My situation is that after being a runner for over ten years I stopped cold turkey about two months ago to lift a lot more.
Although I lifted while I was a runner I never made any real progress. So after two month of lifting my 5RM for squats is 205 and my 5RM for bench is also 205. Pretty weak, I know.
I’ve seen people start and with no experience do a lot more weight than that. How much does starting point matter if at all? Will I ever catch these people?