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Old 09-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by WilldBill'88 View Post
I'm a little over 3 months in my starting strength 5x5 routine (Reg Park's) and it seems all my other lifts are going up but, my Bench and Shoulder Presses are still staying the same. I know I made a similar post about this, but it seems like I should of seen some increases by now?

I don't know if its my progression, flaw in my form, mental issue, need to gain weight, or not pushing myself enough. Or maybe the problem is I don't have a goal of how much weight I want to aim for.

I guess its not a huge issue where I'm loosing sleep over it, I just don't understand why I'm not improving on those two lifts. Still, after 3 months.

This is what my Bench sets look like... (In Pounds)

1 set of 10 reps w/ bar (Warm-Up)

1x5x70
1x5x90
3x5x110

Sometimes I might throw in a extra set and add 5-10lbs or deload and do higher reps

Shoulder Press

1x5x50
1x5x60
3x5x70

OR (Lately)

1x5x30
1x5x50
2x5x70
1x5x80 (Push Press)

Any advice or opinions are welcome.
Same problem with the same two lifts for me. The only difference would be to change your 3 months to my 3 years. I don't know what to say. I did have some sucess with adding more volume to BP (about 100 reps total per session), but I still plateaued quickly. I went from 165 to 185 in four months, and haven't budged one iota in over a year. I don't know what to tell you.
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