That was 280 kg off a box set at exactly parallel, which is where I miss a lift in competition. I’ve done 290kg in single ply gear(dunno if you know anything about powerlifting equipment…) to 3 inch below parallel, which is about the depth where you will just about never get a red light. I’m significantly weaker at this depth unequipped, with a 240kg max, but training in equipment has made me significantly stronger at parallel and above, where the suit isn’t effective. And seems as parallel squats were mentioned, I thought 280kg as good a number as any to quote 🙂
Average may have been the wrong word to use, but I’m probably spoilt as I see people better those figures every day in the gym I train at. I’d have thought they would all be easily attainable for a sprinter, apart from the BW military press.
So I suppose I’m saying, yes they most likely would be great numbers for an athlete and probably more than adequate, but are they anything out of the ordinary? Or are they numbers that practically every power based athlete could surpass with some work?
I agree – they are average at best. My point was – those numbers represent “strong enough” to not be limiting factors in performance. I think gains beyond that are definitely a good thing. Your numbers are huge.
My OH Press # is a little strong – relatively from a lot of summer manual labor from childhood through college (lots of lifting heavy shit over my head).