Well seein as how this is my first post on this board I should break the ice with a little background info about myself. Im 18 yrs old and im going into my last few months of highschool. Im about 5'10-11 and my weight is now upwards of 300lbs. It seems over the course of the last 5 years Ive really packed on the pounds (in both good and bad ways). The reason, I think, for my insane weight gain can be partially blamed on my introduction to high school football. I started out in 7th grade on pretty much a joke basis. I wasn't really serious about it, skipped about half the practices and really only put effort into the lifting aspect. I would say I was around 14 at the time. We didnt lift often and I dont remember my accomplishments at all but I do remember from around 8th grade.
Beginning of 8th grade football i was benching about 150 lbs around 3-4 times and dont remember a whole lot about squating or deadlifting except that both were over 200lbs for a 1rm. I weighed about 220lbs.
Over the next summer I was taken away from elementary football and placed into the high school program and the coach put me on a speical summer workout plan and a special diet. At the end of the summer I was benching about 205lbs 1rm and squating/deadlifting around 285-290 lbs 1rm in each. My weight went from about 220 to around 250-255 but i was noticably stronger.
The next summer my coach started giving us these "power bars" in the weight room for after we finished our lift and gave us some to take home and use in the mornings and at night before bed. That summer my bench went from 205 to about 255-260 lbs and squats/deadlift went to about 350-360 lbs 1rm. That was at the end of my 10th grade football season. I weighed almost 280 lbs at that time and my 40 yard dash time went down from a 6.0 in 9th grade to a 5.6 in 10th grade.
I quit football for my 11th grade year for family reasons but still managed to lift but my cardio did take a blow from quitting football. Before I rejoined football for my 12th grade year I weighed 290 odd pounds and I was benching just over 300 lbs. My squats and deadlifts were well over 450 lbs both being real close to 500 for 1rm. I finished out the season and now I lift at the local gym. Having quit lifting for about 6 months my bench 1rm is now down around 295-300 lbs and my squat/dl 1rm is down around 400lbs each.
So now long story short im curious at my age just what im capable of and what is realistic in the short to mid future. My dream was to be able to bench press 500 lbs at the age of 23 which gives me about 5 years from now. I wanted to get my deadlift and squats over 700lbs each. This is without a bench shirt or any other "tools" like that. Im thinking of takeing protein again as Ive only taken it the summer of my 10th grade year. Ive heard alot of people say its a real accomplishment of what ive done without protein for a long time and I wanted to know from experienced guys if it will make that big a difference. But are my goals realistic. Putting 200lbs on my bench and adding almost 300 on my squat/deadlift.... minding that I workout 5 days a week M W F upperbody TT legs/lower body and that I will start takeing protein if its a good idea... also that im heading into college and i dont have much a social life so ill have loads of time to lift (about 4 good years worth).