Did stronglifts 5*5 for 5 months and went from not knowing how to DL and struggling with 80/180 to DLing 170/380*1 w terrible form however
Got up to 120/270*1 on back squat at end of these 5 months too
Oh yeah - I also hit a dodgy 100/220 powerclean at end of these 5 months too.
So in 5 months: +90kg DL, +60kg Squat, +50kg Powerclean
After that had to move on to something different because increasing weight every sesion was not a good idea as I allowed form to degenerate massively.
17 months later - DL220/490, Squat 160/360, still dodgy PowerClean 125/280.
So in 12 months: +50kg DL, +40kg Squat, +25kg Powerclean
Yup - gains definitely come quickest in the first months of starting strength - they are indeed transformative - and as Rippetoe says it's also an anabolic window so Eat Lots