>Newbie gym goer
>My lifts are Bench -140x5 Squat - 145x5 and Deadlift 155x5
>Nice dude jumps in and warms up with my max Bench
>Wish I were stronger and curse myself for letting myself go this long without training for strength
I should have some respectable numbers in about a year right?
Key to progress is to push yourself but to progress slow and steadily. Go all out, test your 1rm every other week and you'll burn out/injure yourself in short order.
Any hobby takes time bro, you don't pick up a guitar and play like Jimi after a few weeks just the same as you won't pick up a dumbbell and look like Arnold after 3 months training.
> 12months, you can make good progress
> 24 months, a good 30ish pounds lean muscle gain if you did it right, good progress
> 3 + years steady consistent training = walk in any gym and get respect
If you eat well, follow a good program and actually go to the gym without skipping then you will surpass pretty much everyone in a commercial gym in 6-8 months with the possible exception of bench (since even in commercial gyms you still can get the rare 3 pl8 bencher).
The important things you have to understand though is progressive overload is best so increasing your squat by 10kgs every session other than maybe first 2-3rd is retarded and will halt your progress.
Your bench will never ever reach good numbers unless you bulk a decent amount and also microload.
I started lifting last Feb, with my squats/dead/ohp/bench being 95/105/65/65 for a orm. Right now my orm's are 315/385/240/160 respectively. Just keep lifting and maintain a good diet and you can make gains too