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    Starting Second Routine, need help!

    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
    Height: 6'1"

    Bench: 180
    Squat (AFT): 190
    Dead: 315

    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
    Squats: 3x8
    Calves: 3x8
    Leg Press: 1x10

    Day 3 Pull
    Deadlift: 3x8
    Bent Row: 3x8
    Curls: 3x8
    Shrugs: 2x8

    Day 5 Push
    Bench: 3x8
    Military: 3x8
    Skull Crushers: 3x8
    Dips: 3xFailure

    this is what i've made my new routine:

    Day 1 Legs
    Squats: 3x5
    Calves: 3x5
    SL Deads: 3x8

    Day 3 Upper
    Bench: 3x5
    Skull Crushers: 3x5
    Shrugs: 2x5
    Bent Row 3x5

    Day 5 Lower
    Deadlift: 3x5
    Military: 3x5
    Curls: 3x5

    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.

    thanks.
    Last edited by JohnnyBrown; 09-24-2007 at 02:26 PM.

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    +pullups
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    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
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    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.
    Sarvamangalam!

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    hmm yeah i'll add in pullups if i can find a place to do em, yeah i'll keep the shrugs too.

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