I like Dan John’s strength standards. He has a few but I thought this one was cool:
Expected: Body weight bench press
Game Changer: Body weight bench press for 15 reps
Expected: 8-10 pull-ups
Game Changer: 15 pull-ups
Expected: Body weight squat
Game Changer: Body weight squat for 15 reps
Expected: Body weight to 150% bodyweight deadlift
Game Changer: Double body weight deadlift
Loaded Carry (Farmer Walk)
Expected: Farmer Walk with total body weight (half per hand)
Game Changer: Body weight per hand
I used to use different terms than “expected” and “game changer,” but no matter. I recommend the basic training templates if you haven’t reached the minimum level of simply expected. You honestly don’t need much more than linear periodization and perhaps a few minutes or hours on the basics of technique.
If you have game changing numbers across all five movements, well, let’s just say the weight room isn’t your problem unless you’re in a pure strength sport like powerlifting or Olympic lifting or strongman competition."[/quote]
Going by the last paragraph are these more athlete standards?
Anyways, I have “game changing” numbers on all except farmers walks and that is because I have never done them. Those numbers do not seem like game changers.