I’ve been stuck at repping chin ups with 30 lbs and a 1rm max of ~45 lbs for months. Similarly my BW rep max is ~13 with strict form and straight elbows at the descent. I just can’t seem to get any stronger on these suckers, and it’s not my grip since I can hold myself on the bar with one hand for a minute per hand. Does anyone have any ideas for how to get stronger on them? I’m currently on Starting Strength (been doing it for 2 months). I also only care about total weight, so if I gain 50 lbs and can do chins, I consider that progress.
6 months of lifting consistently (1 year of dicking around and only benching, pressing, and doing chins w/o a program)
Numbers as of today
Squat: 225 3x5 (haven’t plateaued yet) start: 115
Deadlift: 195 1x5 (still going up easily) start: 135
Power Clean: 115 5x3 (also going up easily) start: 70
Bench Press: 170 3x5 (plateaued for 2 months)
Standing Press: 110 3x5 (plateaued for a month) start: 85