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Have never thought about it, never really go heavy I guess. I do more along the lines of 135 lbs 100x (I'm 195 lbs). Or 185 lbs, 3x30. I'd like to work up to doing bodyweight 100x but am a long way from there. In case you're wondering why the hell somebody would do that, it's for indoor rowing improvement. There are a lot of theories on the best strength training for the sport but the moderate weight, high rep is the one I buy into.
I will say that once you go heavy, your body will respond with some real changes. I had always performed leg press and lunges for years. However, my legs never really filled out till I started doing heavy squats and deadlifts.
I have found that doing heavy squats and deadlifts requires not only good form and consistency, but also a psychological component. They are very difficult exercises once you get to a heavy weight. I have to mentally prepare myself for the strain I am about to put my body through. But the results are worth it.
You have to relate it true functional strength. I'm an old fart at 53. I weigh 192 and I'm fat not muscular. My last single rep static hold bench press was 425 lbs. Put a measuring tape on my upper arm and it is only 14 inches. Not what one would call a huge bicep.
You train to 2 different criteria. One is strength. The other is sypnatic facilitation. Once you apply that then your strength gains are endless.
I went to the gym for first time in over 3 years on Tues. Going again tonight.
I am 140 lbs and slim but with some muscle definition.
I squated 185lbs, 5x5; Benched 125lbs 4x5 and did 4x5 pull-ups.
How am I doing for a first time out? Oh, I am 32 yrs old.
Im the same age as you (192lbs though) and started lifting about a year ago. I started around where you are and now:
DL max 345
Squat max 305
i can do one pullup with 105lbs on a dip belt. (i started on a pullup assist machine)
I don't know if these numbers are "good" but a long way from where i started. I work out in my basement 3x week.
I think the key to anything is being consistent. i spun my wheels early on freaking out about plateauing. I just gradually add weight to all my same lifts and it has worked great for me in the past 3 months. just keep at it.