When I started this program on October 14th, 2013
Max Squat: 205# x6
Deadlift: 225# x 1
Bench: 115 x 1
As of January 5th, 2014
Max Squat: 265# x 1
Max Deadlift: 275# x 1
Max Bench: 145# x 3
As of January 6th, 2015
Max Squat: 300# x 1
Max Deadlift: 330# x 1
Max Bench: 170# x 1
As of February 7th, 2015
Max Squat: 315# x 1
Max Deadlift: 345# x 1
Max Bench: 180# x 1
I am beyond proud of myself. No, I’m not the strongest woman ever, especially at my weight. I’m sitting at 160#. My long-term goal is 140lb and to be STRONGER. I really want to hit 1,000lb. I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but I want it.
When I started lifting heavy, and putting a focus on it, my goal for squat was 315. It’s the fact that you can load three 45’s on each side of the bar, and look bad ass squatting it. Well, I fucking did it. Not only did I do it, but it was smooth as butter. I felt confident at the bottom and solid. It was slow, but it was consistent through the whole lift.
I even have a neat little picture:
My guy was behind me, my two other spotters Jay and Hil were in charge of the sides and finally my brother catching my lift (unknowingly, but so damn happy he did!)
It was a perfect day to squat – with a quiet snow storm outside, we made our way to the gym without any rush to get there. Everything was packed: belts, shoes, knee sleeves and wraps, warm up bands, foam roller, collars and of course, dat preworkout.
Since we had about 5 people maxing out, we took up a squat rack and a power rack. But since it was Sunday and it was snowing pretty good outside, the gym wasn’t too busy.
My wolfpack of misfits managed to PR their squats by quite at bit.
Hil: (The newest one to the program) 310#
Nick: (Also really new) 395#
Now, our program switches over to more volume. We are keeping the weight below 85% for the first 12 weeks, then after that increasing slowly. I don’t think we will max out very much since we’ll be squatting, deadlifting, benching twice per week, with two assistance days, and one sprint/run day. We also have two days off as well, but one is built to be a “maybe conditioning day” as we get closer to spartan races.
Keep kicking ass.