Here are some rough calculations comparing where the 15 YO would start when we get back from vacation and where he would be by the end of July if these programs work like they say they will.
Right now he weighs 148, his 1 rep bench max is 155 and his 3 rep squat max is 190.
He has been lifting with the football team the entire school year along with the extra work he puts in with me and his brother.
So with Smolov, Jr., he would start his bench at 110 and, conservatively, be working out with 130 by the end of July. Possibly more.
His squat would start at 135 and be up to 155 or more.
With Stronglifts he would start his bench, according to their chart, at 70 and finish at 90. That is not realistic so if we start at the same place as Smolov, 110, he would finish at 130.
His squat would start at 90 and end at 145. Or if we started as with Smolov he would start at 135 and finish at 160.
Starting Strength, let's say he starts at 110 he would finish at 160 on his bench. His squat would start at 135 and end at 190.
Now, obviously, the number of sets and the reps are different for each program. But which program will really get him to those numbers. If Starting Strength works like those numbers say then his workout weight in a month on his bench would be more than his current max and his workout weight on his squat would be the same as his current 3 rep max.
What do you think?