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Old 02-10-2010, 11:29 AM   #16
Garrett Smith
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Dan John likes standards, I dig them too. I had some fun arranging them in my personal goals sheet:

Powerlifting 82.5kg (181.8#) weight class
  • Back Squat
    • 325# (Hoffman bronze) - done
    • 350# (Hoffman silver) - working from 355# estimated 1RM on next 5/3/1 cycle
    • 364# (2x BW) - hoping to hit this or the 367# at next PL meet in March
    • 367# (Rip's advanced)
    • 375# (Hoffman gold)
  • Bench Press
    • 273# (1.5x BW) - hoping to hit one or both of these at next PL meet in March
    • 275# (Rip's advanced)
  • Deadlift
    • 400# (Hoffman bronze) - hoping to hit this at next PL meet in March
    • 438# (Rip's Advanced)
    • 445# (Hoffman silver)
    • 455# (2.5x BW)
    • 490# (Hoffman gold)
Weightlifting 85kg class:
  • Snatch
    • 185# (Hoffman bronze) - done
    • 200# (Hoffman silver) - only 6# away!
    • 215# (Hoffman gold)
  • C&J
    • 240# (Hoffman bronze) - only 2# away!
    • 260# (Hoffman silver)
    • 280# (Hoffman gold)
  • Total
    • 192.5kg / 425# (Russian Class III, approx. Hoffman bronze total) - done
    • 460# (Hoffman silver total)
    • 215kg / 474# (Russian Class II)
    • 495# (Hoffman gold total)
    • 240kg / 529# (Russian Class I)
Other lifts:
  • Standing Press
    • 155# (Hoffman bronze) - working from 160# estimated 1RM on next 5/3/1 cycle
    • 164# (Rip's Advanced)
    • 180# (Hoffman silver)
    • 182# (1x BW)
    • 205# (Hoffman gold)
  • Power Clean
    • 264# (Rip's advanced)
    • 273# (1.5x BW)
For someone with as diverse of fitness goals (some would say "fitness ADD", that's fine) as myself, these types of standards are much more realistic to me. Comparing myself to Olympic athletes seems like a quick road to disappointment, particularly since I don't "specialize".

FYI, I qualify as a Master's WL athlete as of this year.
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