I’ve been training for around 1 and a half years. I started with Phraks Greyskull LP and ran that for 14 months, and now I’ve been running Grouchyjarhead’s Beginner Powerbuilding Routine for 5 months. Which is on bodybuilding com.
After 1 and half years, I still can’t get past 66kg for bench and 38.5kg for overhead press (both 3 sets of 6 and 1 final set of 7).
I eat around 3500 calories a day, and I have gone from 147lbs starting weight to 191lbs now. It’s probably mostly fat.
I get between 7-8 hours sleep every night, I use the sleep cycle app to track this and never go below 7 hours.
Here is a video of me benching 63.5kg (video was from last month after one of my many deloads)
And here is a video of my pressing 40kg (I ended up failing the last set, also the reason I walked out on an angle was to get a side on view of the press)
My squat and my deadlift aren’t the best after this long of training either. Both lifts below are following the 5+, 4, 3, 2, 1 scheme as stated in the program.
Squat - 125kg, 127.5kg, 130kg, 132.5kg, 135kg
Deadlift - 130kg, 132.5kg, 135kg, 137.5kg, 140kg
The lack of progress is making it really hard to get motivated to train. I used to enjoy it but now it’s starting to seem pointless as I’m not going anywhere, and if I do it’s baby steps.
Has anyone got any advice?