This is where I can use some guidance:
I'm trying to figure out what weight standard to set as my goal. I want to be in the advance range using this site's chart for my ideal weight. My first question: what is my ideal weight? My am about 6' even, I would guess a medium build. I'm currently about 250 w/ a belly but other areas aren't too terribly off. I've ran the different calculators and found my ideal weight to be 165 to 185 which it makes it hard for me to believe that I'm that much over weight but perhaps I am.
The 2nd question is: given my current stats and routine, could I hit the target lifts for 165-185 weight range without resetting or having to change my routine?!?
3rd question: once I hit my target, how do I maintain that level?
Thanks for your assistance.
A body weight goal of 185 is probably good to shoot at. That would be a BMI of 25. There's no health reason for anyone to go lower than that. Short term, you should get under 30 which would put you at 220. Of course if you have a great deal of muscle, like Ironman, that doesn't apply. It's better to get your BF tested and then get down to the teens.
Based on the 181 standards, your 3x5 weight for squats is almost at the Intermediate level. Your 1RM is probably over that number. It's quite realistic that you should aim at the advanced number. It may take a while to reach, and you may have to change your program along the way, but it's a reasonable goal. I don't know where your other lifts are. This is based soley on your squat.
Why bother maintaining? Keep improving for the rest of your life. Each year, try to be better in some way that you were the year before.