Who doubled their lifts in first year training?
i certainly didnt!
as far as i remember it took me around 2 years perhaps more. i started deadlifting 60kg, benching 50kg and squating 60kg.... and those are one rep maxes im talking about. obviously i wasnt big, i was like 10 stone or something!
now im 15.5 stone and lifting 3 times the weights i started on for 1rm.
anyway, the reason i ask is because there is a guy i have been training, and i am really impressed with what he is lifting after his first year, i got him into training last year and he has trained 3-4 times per week since. i made up a basic diet for him to stick to so he didnt get put off by too much detail.
i used to train with him for his first 6 months and now i train somewhere else but i showed him the ropes basically.
he has doubled his lifts on almost everything, he is very straight and really disrespects anyone who takes gear cause apparrently the gains arent real, yawn! but he likes all the pro's, interesting position to take but either way the point is i recon he hasnt touched gear.
he was about 15.2 stone, 5,10", 23yrs old when he started, now he is the same weight, just a slight shift in bodyfat/ muscle ratio.
his deadlift has gone from 80k to 160k, bench from 50k to 100k, squat from 60k to 120k.
now i have trained a few people and seen a lot of different results, the first year is always rapid for gaining. i've watched some idiots jump in on gear without a clue, they have maybe just doubled their weights..... but this guy seems to have naturally done it. i cant remember myself seeing anyone do this so i thought i would ask here and see if anyone else has doubled their weights in the first year???
btw, im not bitter or jealous of this guy i think he has done great and just wanted to share it and see if he is making freaky strength gains or if this is normal, personally i think his gains are well above average and before now i would have thought impossible without gear.