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Postby Big Good Wolf » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:58 am

I've been aware of the strength standards tables on exrx for a while, but only just found this handy online calculater in kg.

Out of five lifts, I'm currently "Untrained" in four and "Intermediate" in one. :oops: It's given me some goals to try and move up a category though.

Where's everyone else on the table ?
Any elites here ?
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Postby puppydog » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:01 am

i'm nearly intermediate on dead, clean, and press
haven't tested bench or squat but i am guessint the same for those also.
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Postby thestoatyone » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:11 am

Intermediate on bench and dead. Nearly intermediate on squat and press. Don't know about clean *yet*
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Postby Big Good Wolf » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:15 am

Hey, none of this "nearly intermediate" stuff. :evil:
If you're novice, admit it. :P
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Postby thestoatyone » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:18 am

LOL, fair call!

3x3 squat at 115kg, reckon I should nail 120 for a single when I give it a go. So novice looking to graduate on that I reckon....

5x5 press at 57.5kg 61kg should be a piece of easy, again once I max out...
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Postby xzebrasx » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:43 am

Intermediate bench, squat, and press, novice dead (will graduate to intermediate as soon as I max out) and clean.
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Postby JP » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:04 pm

really interesting calculator :D

whoah, the squat requirements are high! Or rather, the deadlift really low.

anyway, this is how i fare:

Bench - mine 150 = advanced, and elite is at 176 (never)
Squat - 220 = advanced, elite at 246 (doubful)
Deadlift - 250 = advanced, elite at 268 (doable)
Clean - 125 = Intermediate, advanced at 136 (doable)
Press - 105 = advanced, elite at 118 (crackpipe)

To me those numbers look like they have been calculated from olympic lifters, otherwise the low deadlift, high clean, press, and pretty low bench press (as in, many guys at normal chest and bicep gym would be advanced in bench, but novice on other lifts) doesnt make much sense.

But all such measurements are always more or less artificial, so with that in mind this is really interesting tool :D
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Postby Talyn » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:54 pm

wow, that has me at between intermediate and advanced for all except clean which i've never tested

woot 8)
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Postby fredrikw » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:10 pm

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Expected level of strength in a healthy individual who has not trained on the exercise before but can performit correctly. This represents the minimum level of strength required to maintain a reasonable quality of life in a sedentary individual.


the internet just told me I can't maintain a reasonable quality of life... I'm depressed... I don't know how I'm going to get through tomorrow's training ride.
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Postby SpugFab » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:11 pm

fredrikw wrote:the internet just told me I can't maintain a reasonable quality of life... I'm depressed... I don't know how I'm going to get through tomorrow's training ride.

Slowly?
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Postby fredrikw » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:17 pm

SpugFab wrote:Slowly?

yep, to be expected when my bench is too weak. as well as my squat, deadlift, clean, and press... not to mention how my quality of life suddenly dropped like a stone.
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Postby JP » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:20 pm

i am certain you could do the required deadlift, clean and squat.

bench with your dicky shoulder is best left untested :D
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Postby puppydog » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:21 pm

fredrikw wrote:
SpugFab wrote:Slowly?

yep, to be expected when my bench is too weak. as well as my squat, deadlift, clean, and press... not to mention how my quality of life suddenly dropped like a stone.


you probably aren't getting enough protein

irrregardless - you can still have an unreasonable quality of life, and that's not half bad.
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Postby fredrikw » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:30 pm

puppydog wrote:irrregardless - you can still have an unreasonable quality of life, and that's not half bad.


thanks, that's what I needed to hear. I can go on with my life now.
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Postby ralst » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:28 pm

I'm intermediate across the board, except my deadlift qualifies as advanced. Long way yet till elite...
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