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    Decent gains after 3 months?

    After 3 months of lifting weights, having not lifted for over 2 years, have I made ok gains so far?

    OHP -Start: 75lbs Now: 105lbs x 3
    Barbell Row - Start: 75lbs Now: 115lbs x 6
    Squat - Start: 75lbs Now: 145lbs x 3
    Deadlift - Start: 95lbs Now: 185lbs x 4
    Pull-Ups - Start: 3-4 incomplete reps Now: 6 almost complete reps
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    Originally Posted by proxyfunction View Post
    After 3 months of lifting weights, having not lifted for over 2 years, have I made ok gains?

    OHP - Start: 75lbs Now: 105lbs x 3
    Barbell Row - Start: 75lbs Now: 115lbs x 6
    Squat - Start: 75lbs Now: 145lbs x 3
    Deadlift - Start: 95lbs Now: 185lbs x 4
    Pull-Ups - Start: 3-4 incomplete reps Now: 6 almost complete reps
    Looks fine. How many reps were you doing even you started?

    Almost complete = does not count
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    Originally Posted by TryingBB View Post
    Looks fine. How many reps were you doing even you started?

    Almost complete = does not count
    That of course needs to be considered to know if in fact my gains are decent. I was doing about 5-10 reps for those main compound lifts at the beginning.
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    If you want a reasonably consistent view of how your rep / weight performance is progressing then use a 1RM calculator like the one on the exrx site.

    https://exrx.net/Calculators/OneRepMax

    Even if you don't care about your specific 1RM, it's a useful metric. For example, going from 10 x 75 -> 3 x 105 is way less impressive than going from 5 x 75 -> 3 x 105
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    If you want a reasonably consistent view of how your rep / weight performance is progressing then use a 1RM calculator like the one on the exrx site.

    Even if you don't care about your specific 1RM, it's a useful metric. For example, going from 10 x 75 -> 3 x 105 is way less impressive than going from 5 x 75 -> 3 x 105
    Of course it had to be you who would get so reductionistic. All the advice you have given me so far has been top notch. Yes, I will take that into account.

    Do my lifts look proportional?
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    Yes, I think they look like the kind of proportions I would expect.

    I'm guessing you have fairly light bodyweight since the pullups appear better than the BB row.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    Yes, I think they look like the kind of proportions I would expect.

    I'm guessing you have fairly light bodyweight since the pullups appear better than the BB row.
    Your picking me apart. It's amazing what knowledge can do. I normally weigh around 175-185lbs at 5'10.75 .
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    Solid progress overall.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    If you want a reasonably consistent view of how your rep / weight performance is progressing then use a 1RM calculator like the one on the exrx site.

    https://exrx.net/Calculators/OneRepMax

    Even if you don't care about your specific 1RM, it's a useful metric. For example, going from 10 x 75 -> 3 x 105 is way less impressive than going from 5 x 75 -> 3 x 105
    My lower volume lifts are always more "impressive" according to the calculator than my higher-volume lifts. Type-II dominant, I'd guess.

    Would you say that 1RM is a good tool for measuring progress if my 1RM is more impressive than the calculator would guess from my 10RM? Or would my, say, 15RM be more useful because it's what I'm worse at?
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    I don't think 1RM is very useful if you want to gain muscle: as long as you get stronger in whatever rep range you typically lift in, you're good. Everything else is just over analyzing the matter.
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    Originally Posted by alec935 View Post
    My lower volume lifts are always more "impressive" according to the calculator than my higher-volume lifts. Type-II dominant, I'd guess.

    Would you say that 1RM is a good tool for measuring progress if my 1RM is more impressive than the calculator would guess from my 10RM? Or would my, say, 15RM be more useful because it's what I'm worse at?
    That's not what Suffolk was getting at. It was the change in rep range from 10 to 3 vs. 5 to 3 in the example
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    Originally Posted by alec935 View Post
    My lower volume lifts are always more "impressive" according to the calculator than my higher-volume lifts. Type-II dominant, I'd guess.

    Would you say that 1RM is a good tool for measuring progress if my 1RM is more impressive than the calculator would guess from my 10RM? Or would my, say, 15RM be more useful because it's what I'm worse at?
    You know your 15RM for your lifts?
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    No but I assume there'd be a calculator for it or something similar
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    Originally Posted by alec935 View Post
    My lower volume lifts are always more "impressive" according to the calculator than my higher-volume lifts. Type-II dominant, I'd guess.

    Would you say that 1RM is a good tool for measuring progress if my 1RM is more impressive than the calculator would guess from my 10RM? Or would my, say, 15RM be more useful because it's what I'm worse at?
    It could be - or just specificity - i.e. that you have mostly trained in lower rep ranges.
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    Originally Posted by alec935 View Post
    My lower volume lifts are always more "impressive" according to the calculator than my higher-volume lifts. Type-II dominant, I'd guess.

    Would you say that 1RM is a good tool for measuring progress if my 1RM is more impressive than the calculator would guess from my 10RM? Or would my, say, 15RM be more useful because it's what I'm worse at?
    It could be - or just specificity - i.e. that you have mostly trained in lower rep ranges.
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