Hey guys I am a 30 year old who has been an on/off lifter for far too long. Two Decembers ago I started to do crossfit and cut a decent amount of fat and got stronger. Recently I rejoined a more traditional gym and have been doing the Starting Strength program and left crossfit behind. I still have a few questions regarding the program. Here are some stats and goals to help put things into perspective. I am 5"9 200lbs and don’t know what my bf% is but high enough I am still flabby in areas (abdomen, tits. love handles). I haven’t done my 1RM in awhile so these are my 3x5 numbers from SS
Back squat - 245
Bench Press - 170
Deadlift - 255 (this could be higher easily as my max was 355 a few months ago)
Strict Press - 115
Pull ups - 10 strict unbroken
BB Bent over Row - 125 (without breaking form)
So goals are to eventually be really strong and be relatively lean. I’ve always been overweight and it would seem that I’m good at it. I have been increasing my numbers by 5lbs each workout and have only stalled on the strict press and the bench press.
How do I get these lifts lifts to bump up? I tried the chocolate milk thing to help put on some size but I was just starting to get fat. Is this program right for me given my age and not being a total beginner? I have also been doings 20mins at an inline of 12 and a walking pace of 3km/hr to finish my workouts. I have weak hip flexors and partially tore my groin last year and my hips haven’t returned to full strength yet (just as additional info)
If this isn’t the right program for me could someone suggest one that they have been successful with. Thanks guys, appreciate the input.