I was just wondering if while you were working out that you hit a point where your strength just increases dramatically. In the middle of december, for bench, i was doing 190lbs 10x. Just yesterday i did 210lbs 10x. Is 20lbs a big increase in about a month in a half? I'm not taking any supplements what so ever. Sorry if this is a dumb question, I was just really curious. Thanks
If you dramatically improve your training methods, then sure. I had that happen one summer- the bench went up from 235 to 290.
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Sure. I've had lifts shoot up for what appeared to be no reason.
I've also had them stall forever.
Squats work better than supplements.
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same thing happened to me last May. all of a sudden most of my lifts dramatically increased! it was a very good month for me! i thanked the "gym gods"...
The Big 3 (2 sets):
Flat BB Bench 270
Deadlift 355 (no belt/straps)
Tearing **** Up
good increase. How long have you been training?
Yea strength increases can happen unexpectedly.
An example is my Barbell Military Press
Eary December and Before = 120lbs X 4
January 4th or so = 120lbs X 9
The the week after = 125lbs X 9
Then the week after = 130lbs X 7
I think it has stalled, will see next week, but yea it was unexpected.
Mostly healed up!
Nice info AllUp
why does it jump so much?
mental state? mindset? anger at social injustice? someone made you listen to pop music?