I like the 300/400/500lb numbers for bench/squat/deadlift for athletes. I guess thats 136/181/227 in kilos. So all in all, you are right there with the squats and have a bit of work to do in the other big lifts.
3-4-5 ain’t much for a dude that weighs 290. I’d say double bodyweight squat for 3 reps, 1.5 bodyweight bench for 3, and probably a pull about 50 lbs heavier than your squat would make you ‘strong’. (Double your bodyweight in pounds that is). But don’t stop when you get there. [/quote]
double bw in pounds is the same as double bw in kilo. . . haha
the 3/4/5 thing is for your average 200lb athlete and is not applicable to heavier or even some lighter athletes. .
as bodyweight increases it is harder to reach these double bw squats and deads and 1.5 benches. . his bench is .7 bodyweight that is too far away from 1.5 to reach anytime soon and he should concentrate on getting bodyweight benching out of the way first and not setting goals too high for himself. . .
in saying that if his bf % is high and his lifts arent matching his strength:bodyweight ratio maybe comparing to bodyweight isnt the way forward. . .i bet comparing them to his lean bodyweight would result in more impressive numbers or maybe getting a bit leaner and the comparisons would be more relevant . .