Well, I have converted yet another to the ways of our lifting. We had a great time today pumping each other up. It is really great to train someone and see how they progress.
This kid, hes 130 pounds, 5'6-5'7 or so. Today this what he could do.
Squat 125 with ok form for 5 reps. His form was near spot on the first time he did it with light weight. Hes a natural squatter.
Bench 135 easy for 5 reps. I changed his form so it's a bit less for now but he easily has the power
Deadlift 185x5 easy
He has little real lifting experience. Is it just me or is he quite strong for 130 pounds and just starting?
When we were doing the deadlifts my two friends really got in to it and started competing against each other. My other friend did an EASY 225 one rep max in the deadlifting after only a month and a bit of lifting!!! (at 160 BW after gaining 5 pounds in a month). They really seem to love deadlifting (the first time my friend deadlifted I asked where he felt it, he said his soul haha).
I never had such gains in such a small amount of time. It took me 2.5 months to hit a 225 deadlift without anyone helping me. So what I'm asking... was I just extremely weak when I started or are they just naturally stronger? Or could it be that me teaching them to lift has been invaluable to their gains?
O and my one friend is my chalk b*tch, he carries the chalk where ever we go. Only until he surpasses me will I hold the chalk hahaha gives him some motivation.