Originally Posted by Fat Joe
Of course, my lifting regiment is focused squarely on getting stronger, but at the same time Im trying to lean out, so its alot more cardio. I always lift for strength, never look, I dont really care about doing things that wont make me stronger fast. Squatting is my specialty, and I can do 225 maybe about 15 times right now, but after a long hard semester at school i slacked for awhile. Now that its all done though im back to what i need to be doing.
squatting is your specialty and you only do 225 15 times? This seems odd as you said you were strong enough to bench 340? I could do 225 like 30+ times as a freshmen in hs, which is the last time I tried to do that many reps. Then I got up to about 480 at the start of junior year, but then ****ed up my knee, so I stopped until about 6 weeks ago. I'm a freshmen in college by the way.
Anyway, I'm 18, 6'2'' 280 (need to cut down to about 235-245).
My max bench is 365 and max squat is 550. I can't clean for ****. Benching is my hardest exercise, I could only do 135 as a freshman, I was about 230 then. It has taken me about 5 years to get where I am now, though I haven't maxed out in a few weeks, I think I could only do about 330 now. When I take even a short time off everything goes down pretty fast. If I take a month or two off, I will go down like 40lbs, but it comes back pretty quickly.