I think your absolutely right. I've been reviewing my training logs (the days i've actually made entries) and I might post something more substantial when I get some time to get some feedback.robt-aus wrote:It seems the best answer to your question might require a longer message detailing age/weight/height, training and ex history.
As do I. As my goals aren't so much focused on a crazy increase in numbers, mass or size and more on improving my power, strength and technique (and, albeit hopefully, a reduction in weight) I like to use bodyweight percentages. If I can shed 5kgs and only see a moderate increase in my DL that equates to roughly 140-50% b/w then I would be over the moon.robt-aus wrote:I use bodyweight percentages as a goal for my strength training (if it can be called that) for several reasons: my basis of comparison and progress is personal and immediately apparent; if i change so does my goal, and they are clear objectives. I'm happy i've got work to do to achieve them.
For example, one of my current goals is to BP my b/w for 5 (and, as an extension, accomplish 3x5 under my program [ss]). That will either come at a point in my training when I have lost some weight and maintained the strength or where I have incresased my strength and maintained weight. Either way I would be over the moon with such achievement and I can re-evaluate my goals from there.
I have similar goals for my Squat (150% b/w) etc.