jbaer4 wrote:today i did a max day. first one in probably 2 years. did a few lighter warm ups, then a heavy set of 3, then a final set of one. if i got the one no problem i did another set/sets of one increasing the weight until i failed. feed back please... let me know if i am above, right at or below what you think i should be
my weight -180lbs
my height-6 ft 1 inch
clean and jerk- 160
lat pull down-220
i would not measure my strength too carefully in any other than well established test of strength lifts. I mean who cares how much you can leg press? they are all differemt, different angles, frictions, people go different depths, the number means nothing. Same with lat pull down and back row, skullcrusher and curls are similar unless you would do them to some kind of standard (like curls are done in some weird lift competitions).
Squat is a great measure of strength, but then you need to make sure you follow some kind of established criterias for it, like going deep enough to break parallel (where you hip joint would go lower than your knee joint).
Clean & jerk and clean - great measures of strength - no matter how "ugly" the lifts would be, it still tells a lot of about strength, but then again, maybe even more about technique, but tech and strength go hand in hand anyway
And maybe a cliche, but now all that matters is your progression, where you will be in 3, 6 and 12 months time!