I have come to a point where I am not making any more progress on my clean and press. For the last three or for months, I have been making steady progress, adding more weight, sets or reps on most workouts. Now, I am stalled out and four sessions straight, I am stuck at the same weight/set/reps.
I use 5x5 for most lifts, including this one. My current program has me doing this excercise one or two times a week, and it is the first lift of the day.
It has been a while since I have done any power cleans, push presses or military presses on thier own. I hit failure on my fourth or fifth set, always on the pressing portion. I still have a few cleans left in me, but I'm flat done with anymore pressing.
I don't feel overtraining is a factor.
I'd like to bust through this hump. Maybe it is time to change my set/rep scheme, but I'd rather not do that yet. I'm thinking the best way to train through this is to perform my cleans seperate from my presses for a while. If I do this, would I be better off doing push presses, or standing overhead presses?
Thank you in advance for any input.