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Deadlift and Squat are Up, Bench is Not

When I started 5/3/1 in November my bench max was 155. Squat was 185, and deadlift was 235. Now my squat is 245, deadlift 315 and my bench is still at 170. I am only 130 pounds, 5’4 and 15 years old. I play baseball and am a pitcher so my right shoulder is almost always sore. Is this what is making my bench not progress?

So your bench increased 10% since November and you are complaining? Keep doing what you are doing, and you will get strong? Plus eat more than you have been eating, especially on workout days.

You’re pretty strong for a 15 year old relax.

Do you recommend 5/3/1 fellow teenager?