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Do you lift? Of course you do. How do you stack up against these strength standards?
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RE: Do you lift? Of course you do. How do you stack up against these strength standards?
I should be medically ok to get back to lifting mid to late august.... I am not looking forward to seeing where I stack up on these bumbers

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RE: Do you lift? Of course you do. How do you stack up against these strength standards?
Cool chart. Presuming 'press' is the overhead shoulder press, I'm between advanced and elite. Squat just short of advanced, deadlift just short of intermediate, bench is right between intermediate and advanced, and power clean in between intermediate and advanced on. This is at 82kg (181lb) and I barely trained shoulders, doing way more work on squats on deadlifts.

It's a nice little chart to gauge progress, because that confirms my suspicions that I have naturally strong shoulders and a relatively weak lower back. = need to deadlift more, dammit.

Wonder if Australia has done any similar studies to create a chart like this.
09-10-2015 12:30 AM
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RE: Do you lift? Of course you do. How do you stack up against these strength standards?
^^ Much like Strikeback posted above. Charts like these don't account for something almost as important, if not more important than body weight. And that's body shape. Endo,Ecto, or Mesomorph. It should have many more chart columns for age, as well as body shape to have a truly accurate reference.

To be advanced I'd have to be doing over 300 lb. power cleans? Holy shit. I never do them, and I doubt I could get that high with years of focus on them, especially with any "real" control of the weight and decent form. I range between intermediate to advanced on most of these for 1RM, and one is novice-ish..

The monsters in my gym(s) (2-locations of same chain locally here), all have power lifting guts. Many of the guys with great physiques, who "can" do mostly advanced lifts, have dialed the weight down as they've aged into their late 30s-40s. And usually they focus on their fortes and not their weaknesses, so you never see them lift the full gamut. Injuries are very real occurrences, and often come in the form of no distinct incident, but a gradual grinding down of joints.

Earlier this year at the primary location I visit, it was funny, about 6 of us, all regulars, had some sort of injury or surgery related to the natural grind of lifting. Perfect form doesn't defeat genetic propensity for bad body parts. Like I say:"God don't make no junk, except joints."
09-10-2015 09:45 PM
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RE: How do you stack up against these strength standards?
An update on progress, a couple of years later:

Bench: Intermediate (288)
Squat: Advanced (431)
Deadlift: Advanced (525)
Press: Advanced (198)

Personally I think those 1RMs are a little generous but that's what the website says based on the formula.

Bench still lagging!

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RE: Do you lift? Of course you do. How do you stack up against these strength standards?
(07-14-2015 12:42 PM)RexImperator Wrote:  strstd.com has moved to here:

http://www.strengthstandards.co/#/home

Reposting the correct link here since the one at the start of the thread is dead.

Me:
OVERHEAD: Novice
SQUAT: Novice
BENCH: Intermediate
DEADLIFT: Intermediate
09-26-2016 02:35 PM
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Do you lift? Of course you do. How do you stack up against these strength standards?
I'm in the high intermediate range according to those standards, at my current body weight. Very close to advanced on deadlift.

If I was my normal lean weight I'd bump into advanced in most categories. I've been dealing with a chronic illness for the last year and gained weight that I was having trouble getting back off. Should be back to lean in ~6 months, now that I'm starting to be healthy again. I've been losing a pound or so a week without doing anything special, just being active, and I'm going to get back on keto soon.
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RE: Do you lift? Of course you do. How do you stack up against these strength standards?
I feel like these numbers are somewhat generous. I'm intermediate in everlifty that I train (bench, squat, DL, OHp, front squat). I've been lifting for roughly 8 months.
09-27-2016 04:21 AM
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Advanced. I'm big boned (OK fat gtfo) I'm assuming a good cut will put me in God mode, I should get on that I'll look straight jacked instead of just a bruiser/hard hitter.
09-29-2016 02:15 AM
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RE: Do you lift? Of course you do. How do you stack up against these strength standards?
(09-27-2016 04:21 AM)General Stalin Wrote:  I feel like these numbers are somewhat generous. I'm intermediate in everlifty that I train (bench, squat, DL, OHp, front squat). I've been lifting for roughly 8 months.

Yeah, but getting from intermediate to Advanced level is not anywhere near as easy. Once you're weights start getting up there, it can take months to eke out another 5kg - but can be lost twice as fast if you get sick, injured or demotivated.

I'm pretty far beyond the minimums for intermediate, but still a fair way off advanced levels on all lifts except overhead press, which is already there. It's always been my relative strongest lift.
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