Thanks for the video and article JP, lots of good stuff there. I’m definitely gonna take all that advice and work on my form. I’ll see about posting a video when I bench again, but I’m not sure how to go about that since I don’t really know anybody in my gym. Just grow a pair and ask somebody? Haha.
JJ, yeah I’ve always been crazy thin. Maybe I’m more than 165 now. I’ve been broke lately but I just got paid so I’ll buy a scale soon and start keeping track like I should be. I definitely was 160 at most about 5 weeks ago, though. As far as what I eat, throughout the day it looks like this:
7:00 AM – Finish workout, finish one Surge Recovery shake (~2 scoops)
8:00 AM – 3 egg omelet with turkey, spinach, bell peppers. Glass of milk. Bagel with a ton of peanut butter. Banana and mixed fruits.
~11:30 AM – Usually something like a chicken breast or a philly cheesesteak (I have really limited options because I have to eat pretty much all my meals in the campus dining hall…), some green veggies (broccoli, spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers, etc.). Rice.
~2:00 PM – Basically exactly the same as at 11:30. Usually some more fruit.
~5:00 PM – As much meat as I can stuff down (usually chicken, pork, ground beef, etc.), green veggies, rice.
~8:30 PM – A large chicken breast or a porkchop or steak or something. Same amount and kinds of veggies and rice and all that as at 5:00.
Most days I get a little hungry between meals and end up eating whole, dry roast almonds for snacks. Usually go through about 1-1.5 cups a day.[/quote]
That actually looks quite good, only main problem I see is, do you not eat before your workout? Very important to get a good amount of protein and carbs there.
I would also second pretty much everything Jackie said. Expect bench press to go up slower than squat and deadlift, partially because it’s an upper body lift, partially because you probably have very long arms and are built much more to deadlift than to bench. And, 165 lbs at 6’4 is very thin, as you continue to put on weight it should continue to go up. Make sure your form is solid, and keep working hard.
If you want more advice, you could post your specific goals, and your actual workout plan.