I used to have an account way back, but stopped posting for a while and they must have deleted it. Anyways, this isn’t directly a powerlifting question - but you guys are the best at getting strong so that is why I am asking.
My athletic background: I am currently a washed up meathead, I used to play baseball/row during highschool and I rowed for a bit in University as I attempted to start a team for my school, however my “teammates” dropped like flies.
*Im not sure if this information is relevant but I just wanted to be reasonably thorough.
I am currently following Joe DeFranco’s WS4SB v. 3.0
BP: 235 (2 Months ago.)
Squat: 365 (2 Months ago.)
Deadlift: 365 (2 Months ago)
(These maxes were checked pre-B.C. Hiatus) I am currently in my fourth week of following that program after a month layoff as I was in northern B.C. working for an outdoor centre and the only training I could use were my TRX Suspension Trainers. I am currently training simply for GPP - I’d like to start rowing again but my life is too packed during the summer with the LSAT coming up (10+ Hrs a week studying), working 40 Hrs/week, training in the gym 5 Hrs a week.
My delimma lies in my Bench Press. For the last 3 weeks on my Max Effort Upper Body day my bench press has been regressing while my other lifts continue to rise. All my other main lifts (Squat, DL) are rising while my Bench Press remains stagnant.
Note: I only do Overhead Press with Dumbbells, I’m not sure what I am doing wrong but ever since I stopped Oly lifting any overhead pressing with a barbell leaves my shoulder in significant pain and out of the gym for weeks at a time. I’ve seen physiotherapists, doctors, sports therapists, chiropractors, ART practitioners - no one has been able to help.
What sort of information would you guys need to help? I keep a workout journal with all my numbers for the past couple months so I can provide that information. I consider myself an intermediate lifter, and would really like to solve this issue.