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    Whats powerful? Whats avg?

    I have recently been able to , in a safe maner, determie what my one rep max's are. I am very pleased with how I have progressed but I was wondering if I am avg. or what compared to others of my age and size?
    My gym is more of a fitness center so I have not been able to compare my ability with others. While I don't train to compete or compare, it would still be nice to know where my stats fall in comparisson with others.
    Please let know if these stats are avge, above or below.

    37 years old
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    @15% bodyfat at 205lbs

    Bench press 285
    Squat 545
    deadlift 385

    Total 1215
    all good form no cheating are tweaking.
    Are thes avg , or not for aguy my size?

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    Well, I am 37 also. My bench beats yours, your squat beats mine and our deadlift are about the same:
    Bench 405
    Squat 405
    Dead 365

    I used to think those numbers were impressive but now at my new gym there are guys slinging that weight around like it nuttin I do think your squat is very impressive especially if your form is good.
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    I think my bench press has room for growth. I seem to make gains in spurts. Nothing for awhile (months) and then a 15 pound jump, and then I own it. I think allot of it is in my head sometimes. My goal is to break 300 by the end of the year, I know that sounds like a long time, but this is a long term thing afterall

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    how low do you squat?
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    I use a "box" that pretty much equates the height of an office chair. For my heaviest squats I start back up as soon as my glute makes contact. On my lighter ones I sit down fully and release my flexors. Its whicked for sure to do that.
    I am 6 foot tall but I have a 30 inch inseam. I have that greco roman wrestler kind of leg size

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    A box squat is not a full squat, but most people would fold in half under such a weight.

    Not sure what you are looking for as to "average," the average person is not anywhere near that strong. By bodyweight, you will find guys that weigh much less than you, or even women, who are much stronger. There is one woman now benching 501 shirted, in competition.

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    I was just wondering what average is,thats all. maybe the answer is that there is no avg afterall?
    I can squat 425 all the way to the floor. It seems once I get past paralell I have more power out of the hole.Going "just paralell" is harder then going past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper
    Well, I am 37 also. My bench beats yours, your squat beats mine and our deadlift are about the same:
    Bench 405
    Squat 405
    Dead 365

    I used to think those numbers were impressive but now at my new gym there are guys slinging that weight around like it nuttin I do think your squat is very impressive especially if your form is good.
    Holy shit, pepper... i knew you were strong, but not that strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik
    I was just wondering what average is,thats all. maybe the answer is that there is no avg afterall?
    I would expect your deadlift to be higher for such a hardcore squat, but everyone is built differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper
    Bench 405
    Squat 405
    Dead 365
    You can bench thats for sure.

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    erik if i was you i wouldnt squat to the floor that cant be good on the joints.

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    Mudge a woman benching 501 that cant be all natural. Thats why i wish there was no steriod or anything so for the one that are killing are self at the gym doing it natural dont look so bad. Just not fair. And for the ones that are strong you dont now if they are doing it natural. I now they test them ,but they can get out of all that. Sorry guys i just hate that in todays world all that stuff is kept quiet. BARRY BONDS doesnt take steriods my butt. I am not the strongs guys in the world ,but i'm very proud to say i've never took any steriod or anything like that. Sorry guys but i had to let out a little steam.

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    I have some ruptured discs and degenerative joint D. I hurt myself in November and have only dead lifted 2 times since then. However Squating has always made my back feel better. My Dr. says if my technique is right then its a great exercise becase it opens up the channel where that disc matter is
    Anyway, I can put some more lbs on my dead. ( maybe 100) but I am still a bit of a pussy and I need some coaching. I really am afraid to push it with out some coaching. You Know what I mean?
    As far as my bech goes. My body looks in propotion, but power wise its not. I really dont care that much. Keeps me busy and keeps me setting goals

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullred
    Just not fair.
    Its fair until they cheat and enter natural competitions.

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    The average person is not as strong as you if that’s what you’re asking. Deadlift looks really weak though. There were a few freshmen at my highschool deadlifting >400lbs when I was there last year; now there is a new football coach and the guys are getting even stronger than I ever saw during my time in HS (I graduated this year), now they have a kid that plays DT that is benching 405lbs, he is 18 years old going to be a senior this upcoming year (he got no brains but sure is a damn strong), that’s more than just about all adults in here with very little exceptions. I could not believe it when I heard it; I think he got on AS b/c he just got way too strong way too fast. He went up 115lbs in bench in six months, I have known him for three years and he had never made that kind of gains in such a small period of time.

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