I suck at Bench press, and if you do too, pay close attention to this thread to see if one can break the confined limit of Bench Press gene.
15 years old, 5'8, 142 lbs. I have being lifting for 6 months, 4 months on Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength. I improved considerably but personally I think I sucked, mainly because I don't eat enough
Past two workouts I've plateaued on DL, Squat and Bench which made me realize the importance of food. I am going to switch to 1x5 and see where that is going to take me.
Squat 220 lbs
Deadlift 185 lbs (I am seriously thinking about dropping.)
Bench Press: 125 lbs (isn't this just ridiculous?)
Shoulder Press standing: 80 lbs
Pullups: 11-12 reps
As you can see, my squat is pretty good and I have no problem with it. My shoulder press is increasing steadily as I have just switched from sitting to standing. My conundrum is Deadlift and Bench Press. Personally I would like to just stop doing DL, I can always pull out 5 reps on 185 lbs but never at 190lbs, been like this for about 2 months. Bench press is an ego thing, 4 months of SS and I am not benching my body weight yet, I am pretty pissed at myself about that. However This is my goal by the time I plateau on 1x5:
Squat: 250 lbs
Bench Press: 160 lbs
Shoulder Press: 120 lbs
Pullup Max: 20 reps
I am prepared to take in alot of calorie and protein and rest from now on. And watch how my bench press goes.