so me and my buddies out here in the mid east started 5x5’s awhile ago but this is what I don’t understand…
for example we do 225 for 5x5 next chest day comes around
235 5x5 or even 230 for 5x5 now this is whats weird…
they sky rocket to 250 for 5x5 and I can only do 250 for like 3 set of 5 lol
im 30 lbs lighter than them but when we were at 225 5x5 I was dominating they couldn’t even complete the 225 5x5… now the tables turn in 2 weeks ?
how come my buddies skyrocket in weight ?
oh and leg drive I myself cannot use my legs in a bench press, I was thinking maybe this could be it cause i see them engaging their legs. but anyways any idea’s why ive slooowed progression[/quote]
You should stop comparing yourself to others in the gym. that is a rookie mistake.
Are you progressing? If yes, then that is all you need. If not, then you may start looking around, and asking people. This is productive use.
If you are progressing every session still, you are in the most exciting and luckiest phase f your lifting career so enjoy it.
What i would say is that everyone is different, in terms of recovery, ability to put weight on the bar with novice programs(some people complete a 5x5 novice program with a 405 squat. most people do not) and naturally preferred style of training in terms of volume.
If they are 30lbs heavier than you this will also certainly factor in on the bench press.