Finally starting to make some gains!

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  1. TONY-T

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    Been doing weights now for about a year. started with 110 pounds on the bench (50kg) am now benching 265 (120kg) my goal is 300 pounds. I usually train about 3 times a week.

    My question is, for my height 6'1 (185cm) and for my weight 205 (92kg), what is an ideal weight to bench to be considered strong?
     
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    Definately 275.

    Soooo, how much you squattin?
     
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    teh 405
     
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    Never tried. i do all my lifting at home. mostly free weight exercises and bench press..
     
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    275 is the correct answer.

    Seriously, that's good progress but you need to balance out your routine. Stick around and read everything you can here in S&C, in particular the FAQs, the Noob Questions thread, and the Training Logs.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why does everyone say 275 alot?
     
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    Probably a good thing, because they seem quite low.

     
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    Because its t3h mystical 275s.
     
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    Take this and your be benching Elite numbers.


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    MatterOverMind Pulling for you

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    Yeah, they really do.

    The elite numbers should be in the advanced column.
     
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    I think it's valid to wonder what "advanced" and "elite" really mean. I live in a city of about a million people. If I assume that there are 100 people who are stronger than me, then I'm above 99.99% of the population from a strength perspective. Is that elite? What if there are 1000 people who are stronger than me? I'm still in the top 0.1%. Is that still elite?

    I think the numbers in the table are fair. If someone is lifting at the "advanced" level, I think most people would agree that the person is "strong". If someone is lifting at the "elite" level, I'd say that they are "really strong". Both of those adjectives don't really reflect how well that person will do in a given competition.
     
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    These charts are NOT made taking the general public into consideration. They're given as bench marks for LIFTERS.

    If you can bench 180 lbs, DL 300 lbs and squat 250 lbs (arbitrary numbers), then you are pretty much stronger than 99% of the population. Do those make you "elite"? I guess, if you want to compare yourself to the general population... Would you want to compare your 100m times with Usain Bolt's?
     
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    I agree with Cratos and MoM that the table is on the low side. I also feel it's on the low side for all the other lifts.
    I am at advanced, or nearly at advanced for every table(except cleans, I don't do them) and I have been training for less than 18 months.

    This is their definition of the different levels:

    "Untrained

    Expected level of strength in a healthy individual who has not trained on the exercise before but can perform it correctly. This represents the minimum level of strength required to maintain a reasonable quality of life in a sedentary individual.

    Novice

    A person training regularly for a period of 3-9 months. This strength level supports the demands of vigorous recreational activities.

    Intermediate

    A person who has engaged in regular training for up to two years. The intermediate level indicates some degree of specialization in the exercises and a high level of performance at the recreational level.

    Advanced

    An individual with multi-year training experience with definite goals in the higher levels of competitive athletics.

    Elite

    Refers specifically to athletes competing in strength sports. Less than 1% of the weight training population will attain this level. "
     
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    The deadlift seems to be pretty low.
     

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