It appears after grinding it out on the bench last week during Week 5 of the Program, I have reached a plateau/semi-injury (left shoulder/top of delt screaming…yielding no boost whatsoever) on the bench today (thumbless grip), Day 1 of Week 6.
Was able to get the 5 reps as prescribed for Week 6 with the left delt yelping. Then only three of 4 prescribed reps (was not 80% sure I was going to get the 4th rep). One on No. 3…with total fail on the 1st rep of the No. 2 set on a weight I have put up the last two weeks with relative ease. Left side just very weak.
I brought my elbows in, repositioned the drop to the lower portion of my pec, tried to drill my scapulae into the bench…nothin’ doin’.
“7. Move to another program after 6 weeks or when you stop progressing, whichever comes first.”
All other exercises, I was able to proceed in a rough but formidable manner in my opinion.
My question is: do I now bail entirely here on Built for Bad and move on to a different program (I really don’t want to) or simply dial back the bench and proceed with the other exercises with the prescribed progression?
'preciate any advice you can muster.