I wanted to share with you my growth in strength over the last year. Here are the numbers:
Back squat: Previous: 180. Current PR: 210 Percentage increase: 16.67%
Front squat: Previous: 140. Current PR: 175 Percentage increase: 25%
Overhead squat: Previous: 100 Current PR: 115 Percentage increase: 15%
Squat Clean: Previous: 105 Current PR: 140 Percentage increase: 33.33%
Power Clean: Previous: 110 Current PR: 135 Percentage increase: 22.72%
Bench Press: Previous: 100 Current PR: 102 Percentage increase: 2%
Split Jerk: Previous: 115 Current PR: 140 Percentage increase: 21.74%
Snatch: Previous: 90 Current PR: 105 Percentage increase: 16.67%
Deadlift: Previous: 185 Current PR: 230 Percentage increase: 24.32%
These numbers are a little surprising. I’ve made the biggest jumps in Olympic lifts. The bench press number is skewed as I haven’t maxed bench press in a while. Same for back squat. I’m happy with my deadlift progress.
I can’t back off as the New Year and the Open approaches. I definitely want my back squat to improve this coming year and my deadlift. My Olympic lifts will follow.
2018 will be a good year. A good year indeed.