View Full Version : Attainable in one year?

05-31-2008, 04:55 PM
My current lifts are:

Squat: 315
Deadlift: 405
Bench: 215

I weigh 205 with some fat on me.

Do you think in a year from I could get a 400 squat, 500 deadlift, and a 300 bench at 180 BW? It seems like a lot of weight but my deadlift and bench are going up quick and my squat is inching it's way up.

I want to set some nice goals, but I don't want to set something unrealistic. I don't want to be disappointed in a years time because I can't attain this.

I remember when I joined, I saw Chris Rodger's videos and was like :omg: 500 pounds? That's insane. I thought it was incredible, especially for his weight (still is no question). Now I'm only 95 pounds away from that much weight!

Ben Moore
05-31-2008, 05:24 PM
Yes, I think it's very attainable. Put together a plan and attack it!

05-31-2008, 06:49 PM
Consistency will be the key to getting them as well. Stick with it and a 5 pound PR every now and then turns out to be a lot in the long run.

05-31-2008, 07:43 PM
Bench will be the hardest to make that jump in, I think anyway. But, you wil make all 3, no doubt. Develop a plan and make it happen!

Eric Downey
05-31-2008, 08:15 PM
Its all about training bro. Good nutrition and a good spotters and training partners that show up. Without my training partners i'd and many of us would be nothing. Keep you goals close to you and keep pushing. I chased 600+ for 2 years.

Travis Bell
05-31-2008, 08:24 PM
Only you will decide if you can get it or not. Obviously the quality of lifters around you will make a difference, but even if you don't have the top notch around you, if you want something bad enough, you'll do whatever you have to do to get it. That means good diet, good sleep, less partyin and more liftin. You're also the one that decides your own limitations. If you said you wanted to squat 500 and just got it in your mind that you could and would do it, you could! So get after it brother!

06-01-2008, 01:25 AM
Well during the school year my gym will have 6-7 squat racks filled with 95% curl jockeys... The 5% are hardcore PLers like us. Ive seen this one guy DL 6 plates for reps EASY there, it was incredible.

I'll be one lean strong mofo!

06-01-2008, 03:16 AM
i think its attainable but may be a difficult goal considering that you want to drop 25lb and up the weight on all your lifts. what is your body fat % overall?

06-01-2008, 12:57 PM
I'm probably around 17-20% bf. I think I can do it :D

06-01-2008, 01:10 PM
Doesnt sound too unreasonable BF. Just as an example, over the last year (working totals) my bench has gone up 80, squat 80, and deadlift 120, while weight has dropped almost 20lbs and thats just from dieting for 5 months. Do it man.