Hi, allow me to introduce myself and why I am here... I am a highly dedicated wiegthlifter and have been since I first touched a wieght bar(Maybe a year and a half ago). I am here to seek advice for my goals which seem unreachable at this point...
Now, my predicament, I've asked my wieghtlifting coach why this is happening but there is still no explanation... Before I continue let's have some background information
When I first started lifting, I was 14 years of age, and doing it solely for football(please don't take my young age as a reason to not respond to this post). When I did start I maxed out for the first time at 155 lbs on bench press... After that I saw my name in the top 24 benchers in my school and began to lift religiously... I saw a climb over about the course of a year until I hit about a max of roughly 205-215 lbs.
I then had a minor injury to my shoulder in a football game, it was nothing serious, purely pain, then my bench was indefinatly 205 lbs, I was repping 165 lbs on 3 sets every other day... 1st set, about 9 reps... 2nd, 6-7... 3rd, 5-7...
Now before football season I wieghed rougly 210 lbs, towards the end... about 190ish... So then I joined my schools wrestling team... By the end of the season my body wieght had dropped to 155-160, and my bench press is now down to 185, and has been ever since the offset of wrestling season.
It's been about 3 months and on a good day I am able to get out 8 reps of 155 on my first set... And I've seen literally no improvement... This has dealt a serious blow to my self confidence...
Some more background to this:
Everyday when I wake up I do 52 push-ups, 35 crunches(these are a modified type of crunches, hence the low number), 15 one handed push-ups on each hand with some disputable form, and an interesting tricep workout(52 reps)
I repeat this when I get home from school, Again before dinner, and again before bed
So, for the most part I've been benching since I started every other day. If you need any more information that might help you help me please ask. Thank you.