The idea to this thread came with reading about Arild Haugen, who at the age of 16 deadlifted 165 kg after very little training. He has since pulled 400 kg, which is an improvement of 2.6x his starting lift. How much have you improved? Is it reasonable to think that if you start out deadlifting, say 100 kg, that your max is very likely to end up around 250 kg rather than 300, and if it starts out at 150 or even 200 kg as is the case with some with a sports background that you may well reach 400 kg?
Where did you start? Did you start out overweight, underweight, were you strong, weak? And how much have you improved in some key lifts?
I'll go first. In started out fat, sedentary and weak as shit..At the age of 14. failing hard for the first years with pushups and crunches and jogging, and got down to 95 kg when I was 17. Was very unathletic and didn't know what I was doing at all with regards to nutrition and training, did a zillion sets of light weight for arms and that was that. Hardly any improvement for years, but I lost some flab, which was more than enough for me.
Starting weight:110 kg
Benchpress: 40 kg
DB Curl: 6 kg, 4 reps
OHP: 27 for 8
Deadlift: 60 for 12 ( 80 kg 1 rm)
Squat: 50 for 8
Arms: 29 cm
Waist: 115 cm
Thighs: 65 cm
Current weight: 80 kg
Thighs: 60 cm
Waist: 80 cm
Pushups: More than 0
Chinups: 15, with 20 kg added for 6
Incline Benchpress: 95 for 6
Dips: BW for 60 reps ( I was bored) 65 kg for 3 reps
Db Curl: 22 kg for 6 reps
Military Press: 70 kg for 6 reps
Deadlift: best of 215 kg, and 180 for 6 ( an improvement of 2.8 times the starting weight..Hmm.)
Squat: Best of 140x10
Front Squat: 100x7
So, where did you start and where are you now? I'm especially interested in the deadlift because it's awesome.