What Is Strong? Real World Strength Standards For Raw, Natural Lifters

What is strong? I've analyzed the national records for several major drug-free powerlifting federations, and compiled my own set of raw strength standards.

What is strong? We live in a world filled with 1000 pound squat and 800 pound bench press Youtube videos. Kind of makes you feel weak, doesn't it? It sure makes me feel weak. There are a couple of key things you need to know about most of these lifts.

1000 Pound Squats and 800 Pound Bench Presses?

Strength StandardsHow are these guys able to move Herculean amounts of weight? Here are 2 major reasons.

#1 - Training Gear. The guys putting up these monster numbers are for the most part using training gear. What is training gear? Training gear includes the use of specialized squat suits and bench shirts that are designed to help powerlifters add hundreds of pounds to each lift.

So when you see a guy benching close to 800 pounds with a bench shirt on, there's a good chance he "only" benches 500 without a bench shirt. The same goes for squats suits. A squat of over 700 without a squat suit is fairly rare. Add in a squat suit, along with knee wraps and squat briefs, which go under a squat suit to help move even more weight, and these guys are squatting over 1000 pounds.

Training gear is not magical though. It requires an amazing amount of dedication and practice, and few can master it.

#2 - Drugs. Another factor adding to these monster totals is an obvious one - steroid and human growth hormone usage. Now it is certainly not my intention to label everyone with a big lift as a drug user. I've seen some pretty staggering natural lifts in my day. With that said, drug use is fairly common in the sport of powerlifting, and I'm not going to lie to you and pretend it's not.

There are some natural-only federations. Outside of this realm, your guess is as good as mine as to who is clean and who isn't.

Anti-Gear, Anti-Steroids?

Before we move on any further, I want to make something very clear. The point of this article isn't to bash lifters who use training gear or drugs. This article exists to provide natural and raw strength standards to lifters who will never use either. Period, end of story. I respect the iron, and the men and women who move it, and am not here to judge or stir up debates.

Raw, Natural Strength Standards

Let's dive into the topic of raw, natural strength standards by analyzing the national records of several drug-free powerlifting federations. Some of these federations are large, and some modest in size.

  • 100% Raw
  • NASA
  • UPA-AD

These numbers will give you somewhat of a reasonable look at "elite" strength levels. They are not meant to be elite standards in and of themselves. I will make an attempt to define my opinion of elite standards later on.

National Raw Records for Men
Weight Class USAPL 100% Raw NASA ADFPF UPA-AD
 132  479.50  530.90  275.58  247.50  None
 148  473.75  550.90  473.99  445.50  220
 165  534.50  530  512.57  447.70  529
 181  562  601.10  540.13  500.50  529
 198  573  610  644.85  550  600
 220  650.25  650.30  699.96  583  633
 242  705.25  700.70  650.36  621.50  705
 275  766  850  755.08  599.50  640
 308  854.25  826.70  766.10  599.50  704
Bench Press
National Raw Records for Men
Weight Class USAPL 100% Raw NASA ADFPF UPA-AD
 132  314  330.40  231.48  187  None
 148  337.25  360.40  294.31  302.50  165
 165  402.25  400  363.76  374  314
 181  385.75  385  363.76  385  364
 198  443  425  418.87  374  412
 220  523.50  490  451.94  423.50  425
 242  462.75  485.60  415.57  451  457
 275  501.50  585  507.06  511.50  440
 308  546.50  520  476.19  484  501
National Raw Records for Men
Weight Class USAPL 100% Raw NASA ADFPF UPA-AD
 132  578.50  450  358.25  341  None
 148  523.50  540  567.68  473  353
 165  661.25  630  567.68  535.70  567
 181  677.75  641.10  617.29  638  600
 198  706.50  661.30  661.38  671  630
 220  727.50  672.40  677.91  654.50  677
 242  699.75  760.50  722.01  704  645
 275  832.00  800  705.47  632.50  650
 308  843.25  760.50  810.19  665.50  744

So, what do these numbers tell us? The first thing I noticed is that the following lifts are extremely hard to achieve:

  • Squat - 600 pounds
  • Bench Press - 400 pounds
  • Deadlift - 650 pounds

It's safe to say that if you hit these numbers, you're well into Elite territory for a raw, natural lifter. It should also be noted that it is darn near impossible to hit a 2000 raw, natural powerlifting total. Only a small handful of natural lifters have performed this amazing feat.

Strength Standards

The lifting standards I am about to present are merely guidelines. Use them to assess your progress, and potential for future gains. Don't be discouraged by the numbers of the top one percent of lifters. You can make amazing strides forward without having the best genetics, so remain patient and train smart. If you do so you will exceed your expectations.

Before I move forward, here are some simple definitions for standards names.

  • Pro Strength - The very best of the best. Superhuman. Supreme strength.
  • Elite Strength - You should be extremely competitive at a National level powerlifting meet.
  • Extremely Strong - You will be one of the top lifters at most local, natural powerlifting meets. Your strength levels land you in the top 1% of humanity.
  • Very Strong - In the muscle building and strength training realm, this would be considered intermediate level strength.
  • Strong - Your lifts are around a 200 raw bench, 300 raw squat and 400 raw deadlift. This doesn't seem strong compared to powerlifting records, but you are still stronger than 90% of men walking the earth.

Raw Natural Strength Standards Based On Weight - Men

Pro Natural Raw Strength Standards
Men - By Weight
Weight Squats Bench Deadlifts
 132  430  270  440
 148  460  300  470
 165  500  330  540
 181  540  350  580
 198  570  380  610
 220  610  410  640
 242  640  430  660
 275  670  450  680
 308  700  470  700
Elite Natural Raw Strength Standards
Men - By Weight
Weight Squats Bench Deadlifts
 132  400  250  410
 148  425  280  435
 165  465  305  500
 181  500  325  535
 198  530  350  565
 220  565  380  595
 242  595  400  610
 275  620  420  630
 308  650  435  650
Extremely Strong Natural Raw Strength Standards
Men - By Weight
Weight Squats Bench Deadlifts
 132  325  205  330
 148  345  225  355
 165  375  250  405
 181  405  265  435
 198  430  285  460
 220  460  310  480
 242  480  325  495
 275  505  340  510
 308  525  355  525
Very Strong Natural Raw Strength Standards
Men - By Weight
Weight Squats Bench Deadlifts
 132  290  185  300
 148  310  210  320
 165  340  225  365
 181  365  240  395
 198  385  260  415
 220  415  280  435
 242  435  290  445
 275  455  305  460
 308  475  320  475
Strong Natural Raw Strength Standards
Men - By Weight
Weight Squats Bench Deadlifts
 132  250  155  255
 148  265  175  270
 165  290  190  310
 181  310  205  335
 198  330  220  350
 220  350  235  370
 242  370  250  380
 275  385  260  390
 308  405  270  405

I used the following multipliers to determine these numbers:

  • Elite = Pro x 92.5%
  • Extremely Strong = Pro x 75%
  • Very Strong = Pro x 67.5%
  • Strong = Pro x 57.5%

Strength Standards

The Last Word on Natural Strength

Most of you aren't competitive powerlifters, nor do most of you have the goal of weighing 270 pounds or more. So with that in mind, I want to end by presenting you with an easy set of natural strength standards to remember.

The following goals are perfect for the lifter who wants to get big and strong, but who may never have any interesting in competing in bodybuilding or powerlifting. Reach these goals while focusing on conventional hypertrophy (muscle building) rep ranges, and you will not only add muscle to your frame, but also have the power and strength to back it up.

  • Bench Press - 300 pounds
  • Squats - 400 pounds
  • Deadlift - 500 pounds
  • Power Clean - 225 pounds
  • Overhead Press - 225 pounds
  • Barbell Row - 300 Pounds

There have been fewer than 85 men who have ever hit a 2000 raw powerlifting total. Of these men, only a very small handful accomplished this feat while competing in major drug-tested federations. I hope this helps put powerlifting numbers in perspective.

The use of bench shirts, squat suits, steroids and growth hormone has made it difficult for most natural athletes to understand just what strong means. I see far too many strong forum lifters refer to themselves as weak, simply because they do not understand what reasonable natural standards are. They talk themselves out of competitive powerlifting because of a misguided vision that everyone is putting up 2000 pound totals. Not true at all.

A 1200 pound 3-lift total (bench press, squats and deadlifts) is more than 95% of gym rats will ever accomplish. A 1500 pound 3-lift total is a huge accomplishment, and will be hard to beat at most local, natural powerlifting meets.

For those of you who are doubting this, let me leave you with some numbers from my first powerlifting experience. In 2011 I competed at a local ADFPF meet. This was my first competition and I had no idea what to expect. I certainly had no clue that I would be the strongest lifter at the meet. My 3-lift total was 1501 that day. The second best total was approximately 200 pounds below this level.

This reveals that a 1300-1500 pound total at most local, raw and natural powerlifting meets is fairly impressive. Those that achieve these levels usually move on to national-level competitions.

I currently hold 2 national-level deadlifting records, one in the ADFPF, and one in the UPA. Certainly not a legendary achievement (far from it), but my records do provide further evidence that a 1500-1600 pound total is noteworthy in the natural lifting world.

Did this article help? Let me know in the comments. I would also like to know where your strength levels currently are, and what natural goals you are after. Good luck, and smash PRs!

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About The Author
Steve Shaw is an experienced raw masters powerlifter with over 31 years of iron game experience. His best competition lifts are a 602.5 pound squat, a 672.5 pound deadlift, and a 382.5 pound deadlift. Steve is also known as a powerbuilder. His goal is to help others build as much muscle and strength as humanly possible.

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Posted Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:31

Great realistic article. Keep it up and kudos on bringing this to light.

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Posted Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:26

I'm around 5'9, but i don't know why my lifts are so weak. I am 5'9 and weight 150 lbs. My bench is 155, squat 255, deadlift 265. Could this be because I have really messed up knees and a shoulder separation on both shoulders?

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Posted Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:01
Tom Laspisa

Don't sweat it, man. You and I are practically the same in everything: I'm 5'8" currently at 150lbs with a bench of 165, squat of 250, and a deadlift of 295. These are my estimated 1RMs based on what I'm lifting each week at the gym. I'm small and weak af compared to a lot of guys but it just takes a long time to get those numbers up.

I started at 120lbs in high school where I could barely bench 100. Be proud of what you've been able to do and keep trying to push through.

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Posted Fri, 05/19/2017 - 22:07

thank you i was looking for this so much. i have been to the gym for 2 months 100% natural, and i was able to deadlift 400 lbs but wasnt sure how i ranked compared to other natural lifters i have my goal set to 600

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Posted Tue, 05/16/2017 - 23:29
Big G

Great article. At 50 years old, I too am getting back into lifting and wanted to see if my goals were realistic (500 b, 500 s, 500 d). I am currently at ~300 lbs for each lift, but looks like my bench will the hardest to achieve.

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Posted Thu, 06/01/2017 - 13:31

You fucking savage! Reach your goals!

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Posted Tue, 07/04/2017 - 20:27

I think you can make it.I'm 52 yo (395 b.455 s.450 d.)I'm training during 10 years.2 years making powerlifting programs (Stronglifts,Madcow,Sheiko,Wendler.)

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Posted Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:25
Rick Maxwell

You give me me hope. I'm 49 in Sept 2017. I am stuck at a max bench of 275. . It's taken 2 plus years to get there. I think I can reach 300 at 50. Thank you and I salute you.

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Posted Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:58

Why is this article accompanied by photos of men who are clearly not natural?

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Posted Thu, 03/23/2017 - 02:29
Nick Farmer

Super helpful article. I appreciate having realistic goals! I'll never be much of a competitor, unless it's DL only, because of my long and lanky frame. Nonetheless, seems like I may have a realistic shot at pulling at an elite level, and that's pretty cool.

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Posted Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:32

When I was 14 I weighed 98 pounds at 6' and I could bench 503, squat 635, and deadlift 842. Now that I'm a little older I'm having trouble hitting the 1,000 pound mark on deads. Does this mean I'm hella weak?

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Posted Wed, 03/08/2017 - 20:52
JD Kunze

Great article and really puts lifting goals back into perspective. At 52 years of age just starting to get back into lifting and currently bench 225, squat 275, and deadlift 290 at 175 pounds. Natural or Raw as you call it. I will use these charts to monitor my progress. Thanks for this very helpful information.

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Posted Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:07

I loved the article as well. I am 51 years old have been working out 6 days a week for about 3 years. I have never been in a competition, however, the trainers at the gym have talked me into giving it a try. I weigh 198, max bench was 390 and now have a trainer helping with squats and deadlift. The numbers provided were super encouraging as I have never taken supplements other than pre-work drink and protein.. Anyway, thank you for the article. It got me excited to work harder and try to win an event the natural way.. (I am working hard to ensure my one rep max is clean.. Not the most flexible guy in the world :) )

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Posted Wed, 02/08/2017 - 06:17

Loved your article. Thanks for posting it. It helps answer for me a question ive had which was: for the average punter working on strength at home or in the gym, no roids or supports: what is strong?

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Posted Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:27

I'm a senior in high school. I weigh 146 lbs and my current max in bench is 210 my squat is 330 but continues to grow but I've hit a wall trying to gain on bench. Any advice?

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Posted Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:52

Hey Jonny,

My advice would be to eat more, firstly. If you are wanting to make serious gains in general, you should probably getting close to 200g of protein a day minimum. Secondly would be to get at least 9 hours of sleep, no late night video game binges. Just some advice wish someone had gave me at your age.

As for training, the ultimate plateau buster is usually a 5x5 at your 8 rep max. Do this, everytime you complete every rep of the five by five go up ten pounds. My first year of lifting back since high school it worked with me until I started benching in the 350 range and had to start changing some things. Hope that helps some!

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Posted Tue, 01/10/2017 - 16:05
Rick Fresquez

I'm almost 20 years old dl 550llb, b 315, s500 and I've barely started powerlifting in October of 2016 but been lifting since 15. I'm also natural and weigh 215lb

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Posted Mon, 12/26/2016 - 18:57

I've been looking around and cant seem to find the sources, so i need some help. In the article, it was mentioned that lifters who meet the "strong" standard are stronger than 90% of men. I'm 305 lbs, and my 3-lift total is 1050. Is there a specific percentile that that puts me in?

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Posted Wed, 11/09/2016 - 13:11
Julio Quintero

This a great help. I have always thought of myself as elite in strength and it seems my self evaluation is correct. I am 5'6" 140lb. bench 265lb., squat 405lb., and my deadlift is closing in on 500lb. It's incredible these pro strength numbers, and it has become a goal of mine to reach these parameters.

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Posted Fri, 10/28/2016 - 22:24

Thank you so much for compiling this information! It becomes pretty difficult to gauge your strength when comparing against the genetic elite who are also using juice and lifting equipment. I had five of my training partners hop on steroids, so I knew what a boost that could give. But even knowing as much as I did, I wasn't aware just how much bench and squat suits add to a lift! I started lifting at 14. By the age of 21 I weighed about 200 lbs. My squat was 405, bench 285, and deadlift was 450. That was getting close to the extremely strong territory. This was before one could google stuff on the internet, but I always felt my squat was a bit lacking. Looking at the chart I can see I was correct! I have shared this article with several of my friends and we all agree that this article seems very accurate!

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Posted Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:16

Does this apply to all age groups, I am 56 and still powerlifting, are the numbers the same for us old timers?

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Posted Mon, 10/17/2016 - 12:22


I'd take it with a grain of salt. Numbers are very objective, and strength can very much be a subjective concept.

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Posted Sun, 09/04/2016 - 21:58
Joey Begood

Iv been lifting for 605lbs in the bench press. I'm 173.3 lbs. Ended up injured in the top north east strongman competition attempting a PB of 610lb. That was about a year ago. My weight is down to 143.2lbs and benching 487lbs working my way back up. Any advice?

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Posted Sat, 07/30/2016 - 22:21

Ive hit 405@187 bench shooting to break the raw record of 415.75...took a yr and a half off due to some of the issues in this article. Now im back to it and on the bench im at 345 weighing 145 natural and without gear. I so not want to train with gear nor use roids i want ro break bench records raw and natural. Let me know any advice any of you have as to what steps to take to do it. I plan to weigh no more than 165 this go round and i focus predominantly on the bench though i do all 3 lifts. Thanks for the article and any advice you may have.

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Posted Mon, 07/18/2016 - 01:39

does this weight table for bench press are done when the back is arch to significant degree?

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Posted Tue, 06/14/2016 - 23:12
Bob Tackett

Will you do any further analysis to estimate multipliers based on age? Is there enough data to do that for juniors, masters, and so on? And also for women? Very curious.
I started training about 8-1/2 months ago at age 58, and I'll compete next year as a Master 3 (60-69 year old) in the 105 kg weight class of the USAPL. I plan to compete in gear, but I do most of my training raw. My first competition is July 16, and I won't don gear until next week. So, for this week, lifting raw, I did 455 x 5 for squats (absolutely below parallel) and 455 x 5 for deadlifts, but only 250 x 5 for bench. For fun, I did a 475 x 1 squat with perfect form raw (didn't even use knee sleeves), 495 x 2 raw deadlift, and 270 x 2 raw bench. So far, I keep going up and constantly hit my targets. I admit it's ego, but it would be interesting to see how those numbers, after only 8-1/2 months of training, compare to other, older men. Thanks.

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Posted Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:08

I'm a pro for bench at 165, but I am just not deadlifting enough. I am squatting every day so I have a very strong squat. Any advice on deadlifts? I really need to improve if I want to win any competitions.

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Posted Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:41
Jeffrey wright

If you have a big squat you should have a bigger deadlift , it may just be technique . If deads are your weak point focus on them , don't make the mistake a lot of lifters do and focus on what they're best at ... Good luck !!

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Posted Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:46

Just want to point out that this is not always the case. There's plenty of lifters that can out squat their deadlift. Sometimes it just comes down to individual leverages and how they stack up against the squat vs. deadlift.

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Posted Sat, 01/07/2017 - 21:53

Try deadlifting twice a week (1day hypertrophy) (1 day strength) for at least 2-3 months. Cut your squating down to once a week for maintenance while you build your weakness (deadlifting up). Checkout Chad Wesley Smith Jaugernaut system.

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Posted Sat, 02/13/2016 - 10:11

This is the most aquarate information about reasonable expectation for someone who lift raw and is natural. In most places I see people saying that natural lifters can only reach numbers that are really low compared with those of most powerlfters. I remember when i started training strenght I read one of this post I refer to and it was really desmotivating. Then when i had 2+ years training seariosly I broke all the numbers that supposedly I would not be able to reach with out roids. And I am not even that strong compared with other natural athletes! the conclusion I get from this experience is that the vast mayority of people "doesn't even lift" and are to afraid to push their bodys to the extreme and that the human body is an incredible machine capable of reach incredible places when asked to. For you to have a reference i've been strengh training for 3 years now not compiting and only as a hobby (in some time intervales not with the dedication i would prefer because i have to balance it with going to college) I am 21 and at 155 lbs my numbers are 325 squat 290 bench and 350 Deadlift and those numbers keep growing. As I said sometimes in those 3 years my training may not have been optimal. If i only dedicate to this i think i would be a lot more strong. I have a friend wich is lighter than my and shorter and his numbers are not far away from mine. So for all of you who read, keep training fearless and with out thinking about how far can you reach and in a few years you'll be surprised.

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Posted Sat, 01/02/2016 - 14:16

A guy I grew up with just got back into lifting he was huge huge 20yrs ago...now he is in mid 40s..but I guess he is going to lift at the Arnold this year..in 275 class..very muscular fit 275...right now his best lifts are high 1800s or so with 660squat 540bench 650deadlift or around there and looking to have his goal be 2000 at the show best of luck to him didn't realize how much he was lifting till I read here..all natural beast...just crazy strong!!!

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Posted Mon, 01/04/2016 - 15:19

I know a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy .... WTF

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Posted Sun, 12/20/2015 - 01:54
Jason Scarborough

This article was a great help to me. I have been lifting 5 months now and have gone from 100bench, 185deadlift and who knows what squat since form is critical to good squat and I am still working on it. Im 6'1" 200lbs and am now 1rm are 245bench, 245 squat 335 deadlift. Still far from competition but I was thinking myself small and weak next to the records I have read about. I have a long way to go but at least now I that I should not feel bad if I never triple my current numbers. I should feel blessed if I even manage to double them. My new achievable goal is 365bench, 405 squat 495 deadlift. If I hit that then I will be happy as can be. I am well aware that will be a several year odyssey for me. I am going to stop listening to youtube guys telling me I can gain 30lbs muscles in a few months just by eating and training right. They are full of it. Wish me luck.

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Posted Fri, 12/11/2015 - 15:11

thank you for the article, I am trying to figure out if I should enter the power lifting world...I have been working out for 7 years or so... currently 455squat / 325 bench/ 530 dead lift at 185 BW, I am not sure I am strong enough to compete but your chart can be something for me to target...

here are some of my video...

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Posted Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:46

Yes you are strong I compete in usapl in Alaska I hold masters records in the 205 lb class m1a if I knew years ago what real strength was I would have been competing do it man don't waste time this article is very accurate in my own experience .

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Posted Wed, 11/25/2015 - 16:04

How many people on here actually have video proof of what they can lift ? Not many I would guess . I do , 50 years old and can squat well over 500 bench over 350 easy and deadlift over 500 ... youtube Lrghmn 540 lb squat .....Raw tested !!!

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Posted Tue, 12/01/2015 - 17:47

lol I agree.

Plus are their lifts even good lifts? Full ROM or not etc.

Everyone is going to squat more at 1/4 or 1/2 and everyone is going to bench more if you never drop to the chest...

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Posted Sun, 12/13/2015 - 08:58

Nice Squat.

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Posted Mon, 11/09/2015 - 13:44
Allan Moore

Well I'm getting weaker as I get older. At 27, I could BP 430, at 40, 400x2 reps, at 50, 400x1, now when I get back into it, I'm almost 58, I might hit 380 With work. So any advice to reverse this trend? I weigh 237lbs but am aiming to reduce to 210

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Posted Sun, 05/08/2016 - 13:25
Heath Watts

Use this table to compare your lifts by age: http://www.mastersweightlifting.org/forms/malone.htm According to this table, at 58 you should be lifting 78% of what you could lift at age 40, which is 337 lb. So, if you're lifting 380 lb, you're doing great!
Brooks Kubik's excellent book Dinosaur Training Secrets Volume II addresses the issue of reasonable drug free lifts and how to adjust them for age very well. Kubik's book shows you how to adjust your goals for your age and body weight. This article was also great and useful! It would be nice for my wife and other serious female trainers to have a similar article to this one. Is there a scaling factor that one could apply for natural female lifters?

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Posted Sun, 11/08/2015 - 12:54

I am 11 years old and i deadlift 750 pounds raw

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Posted Wed, 10/28/2015 - 06:19
josh jarvis

I am 5'10 and 182lbs, right now i can bench 280, squat 415, and deadlift 450. I am a senior in high school, this is only my 3 week training for a powerlifting competition, before i Justed workout for baseball.

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Posted Sun, 10/04/2015 - 08:24
Wade Race

I do mostly calisthenics, but my best gym lifts are
Bench press 225 x 1
Deadlift 430 x 1 Rack 405 x 8
Squat 350 x 2
Clean and Press 180 x 1
BB Row 245 x 8
I've gotten better results with progressive calisthenics, but I still love to deadlift!

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Posted Thu, 09/24/2015 - 01:32

I have been on and off with the gym since high school but this summer I have been pretty consistent with my workouts.

I was always told I was strong for my size but i never realized how strong because I would always compare myself to my friends who are all 200lb+ individuals.
I did not realize how strong I was until doing some research.

The internet has so many different figures so I do not know which ones to go by. According to your numbers I am in the "Pro Strength" category for bench. I weigh 132lbs and can bench around 280+ (I injured my right leg in high school and my back in the beginning of the year so I stay away from S's or DL's)

I am looking to compete for the fun of the sport plus I feel like it would be a great motivator However, I do not want to go out looking like a fool. If most lifters in the 132 lb class are like Eric Head I do not stand a chance.

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Posted Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:19

I like these charts, but sometimes I wish that there were strength charts that factored overall skeletal frame size/height into the equation. In other words, take for example someone who is 5'10" 132 lbs vs 5'2 at the same weight. More than likely, the shorter person is going to have bigger muscles than the taller person, which (I would think) would make it much easier to gain strength. Essentially, it seems to me like those who with a low BMI are at a serious disadvantage.

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Posted Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:25

I weight 120 lbs (54 kg)
l have max lifts of a 365 lbs deadlift, 335 lbs back squat, 165 lbs bench, 140 lbs overhead press and 260 lbs front squat. I also sled dragged 1200 lbs as my heaviest pull cause I do alot of strongman. This is good????? This makes me extremely strong for my body-weight

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Posted Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:18

Nice Numbers

@Sarah Goodwich... Nice replies :D BTW any books or article you suggest for proper lifting for all natural heavy lifters...

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Posted Tue, 06/23/2015 - 16:49
James Moody

I will be 61 in Aug. Just competed at a NASA meet in Dallas June 21st. BWT 242. Best lifts; curl - 148, squat - 325, bench - 303 and dead lift - 342. I am a rare bird,the 3 big lifts are all in the 300s.But I do have fun.I thought this writeup was good.It is hard to put lifting in a box,not only a body weight factor but age as well.Also have been drug free for life.

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Posted Sat, 05/30/2015 - 01:00

I've been training for about 5 years. weigh about 230lb. I can bench 405, squat and deadlift 550lbs. all natural. my goal is to lift 2x my weight In bench and 3x my weight in squat and deadlift. all I can say is always push yourself and keep trying to beat your personal best not someone else.