I've been reading this forum and lifting with the help of my buddy, Invain, and he has pretty much tought me all i need to know along with this forum.
But i have a few questions i'd like to ask.
first i'll start off with my info
Lifting: ~4 Months
Intake: ~ 3500 cals
Weight: ~ 190, started ~160
Squat (AFT): 190
i've been doing the same routine the whole time, and i've hit what I believe is to be a plateau. All except my deadlift has stopped going up. My main plateau is my bench, it goes almost nowhere. i'd say i go up 5 pounds on my sets in 3-4 weeks. Where my deadlift has never stopped increasing until my last time I worked out i couldnt complete it. I've been pretty inconsistant in my squatting due to not having a place to do it at times, which is understandably why it hasn't gone up a great amount.
I've been looking around and I believe a new routine with a heavier set load will help break the plateau's, any input appreciated.
so far i've been doing everything 3x8:
Day 1 Legs
Leg Press: 1x10
Day 3 Pull
Bent Row: 3x8
Day 5 Push
Skull Crushers: 3x8
this is what i've made my new routine:
Day 1 Legs
SL Deads: 3x8
Day 3 Upper
Skull Crushers: 3x5
Bent Row 3x5
Day 5 Lower
I'm just asking for some advice on how to break these plateau's, if that's the case, and maybe some exercises I should add to my new schedule. maybe I should eat more? i dunno. maybe you do.
any help is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by JohnnyBrown; 09-24-2007 at 02:26 PM.
No love for the shrugs? As long as you're not burned out after everything else I see no problem with them. Gotta build them trapz.
Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
DLs and CNP do it for me. I agree, if the energy is there then do them. I find that I get more "bang for my buck" with some CNPs though.
Last edited by ZenMonkey; 09-24-2007 at 05:19 PM.
hmm yeah i'll add in pullups if i can find a place to do em, yeah i'll keep the shrugs too.