this is my 3rd week of training for real and i havent gained any strength. i mean i even think i lost some...i normal when i start again like the 2nd week is a huge jump of strength but now im training with my cousin and he's like into the bodybuilding thing and im into the powerlifting thing but i said F it better to train with someone then aloine. well we train 5 days per week, 3 exercise per big muscles groups 2 per small. 3 -4 sets per exercise. we train about 1 hour each time. monday -friday. my sleep hasnt been the best cause we go at 6am and i get to sleep at like 12am..i do take amben to sleep. i mean when i started i was weak, like the first day back on squats i did 2 plates for 4 reps and this morning i only could do 1 plate and a quater i did slow up the reps for better control but damn before i would be easy 2 plates and a quater by the 2nd week..thats when i would do 3 days per week and only like squat bench or deads. need some input.