I feel like lifting has screwed up my frame of reference, I have no idea what qualifies as "heavy" anymore. There's a thread up right now where a guy says he could only deadlift 150 lbs and my gut reaction was that seemed crazy, surely any able-bodied adult can deadlift at least 150 lbs. But can they? That just seems so unbelievably weak to me now, but I can't tell if lifting has just warped my perspective.
I don't even know what I could deadlift before I started training because I didn't train deadlift at first. I started with two adjustable 52.5 lb dumbbells and I remember pushing that box up the stairs. It seemed pretty heavy but it was only 110 lbs. I'm pretty sure I could still have picked them both up without any serious trouble, and with proper form and a barbell a 150 lb single couldn't have been hard. What is true untrained baseline deadlift? What could you guys deadlift day one?