I've got an issue that is getting really annoying.
I started lifting seriously 8 months ago. Since then my squat has gone from 185 to 365 below parrallel almost atg. By bench has went from 225 to 305. The problem is, I benched 305 two months ago and now I cant. It seems like the more I progress with squats the less progress I see with bench.
Here is my routine for the last few weeks:
squats, ussually pyramid sets for 3 sets(8, 6, 4 reps)
straight leg deadlifts, ussually 2 sets of 8 reps
leg curls 2 sets of 8
Flat bench, I try to mix it up between pyramid sets, low rep high weight sets, and reverse pyramid sets to keep my chest stimulated. Ussually do 3 sets
Incline dumbell press, 2 sets around 8 reps
close grip bench for 2 sets around 8 reps
I do dips as well
Also do some tricep work like skull crushers.
Deadlifts, 5 sets of 5
cable rows, 3 sets of 8 sometimes I pyramid it.
lat pulldowns, same sets as cable rows
shoulder press behind head
various other shoulder work probably not worth mentioning for the sake of this thread.
You guys got any advice? I KNOW i get my protein. I ussually get between 160g to 220g a day. I'm 5 '11 and 205 lbs with a 35 1/2" waste. I've just been stuck at this strength for a while and its getting discouraging. It actually seems like I'm getting weaker in my upper body.