Doing starting strength for the last few weeks and have made fairly steady progress until now.
16y.o with about 1 year training experience (and not much progress). These are my most recent lifts
Weight: 71kg (from 68)
Squat: 90x2 for 1 set (from 60x5x3)
Bench: 57.5x2 for 1 set (from 45x5x3)
Dead: 112.5x1 (from 90x5)
OHP: 40x5 for 1 set (from 35x5x3)
PC: 50x3x5 (from 45x3x5)
As you can see, all my lifts have stalled out and im failing on my 1st set. As well as this I am feelings fairly burnt out. Obviously my lifts are low enough that Liner progress should be possible, but I’m wondering if a full deload would be beneficial as well as maybe more food (i cut back from ~3600 every day to 3600 on training days and ~3100 on off days). On top of the main program Im doing 1 conditioning day a week (after the 3rd workout), lots of band pull aparts and face pulls, and Dan john ladder-style dips and pull ups (1,2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3…)
I have read Rip’s Clarification and am trying to be reasonable with calories to stay under 20% BF, however i havent read the SS book yet as it costs about 50 dollars in aus.
Also it’s probably worth mentioning that for the first time since i started weights (about a year ago) my joints, particularly my shoulders and elbows are starting to feel pretty beat up, especially after squats and bench.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.