I've been slowly but surely increasing my strength in the 3 major lifts as of late.
I made a 100kg squat yesterday (twice!). Quite pleased - previous best was 95kg.
I'm going for/have (I plan to reach my goals before next year):
Bench 85/75 (why does my bench suck?!)
Chin 20/25 (why are my biceps still shit?!)
Dip 20/30 (but my bench still sucks?!)
DB bench 35/32.5 (really notice my shoulder failing!)
I'm getting very close to my original goals. This eating more advice is good stuff. I'm eating ~3500 calories day. 1g/pound BW of protein, lots of fruit & veges. I also take creatine.
As you can see my bench is shit. I do have unstable shoulder joints which are beginning to piss me off (I can pop and crack them like you crack your knuckles). Chest is strong enough just my shoulders fail on the lift. Any ideas to bring my shoulders up?
Anyway, when I reach my 1RM goals (i.e. when I've gotten stronger) my plan is to drop the weight down to 80% of my 1RM and starting doing a 4x6 scheme on all my lifts (of course going for progressive overload still - increasing the weight I can do for this rep range). I want some hypertrophy along with the strength gains.
Think thats a good idea?
Oh and why are my biceps less than 13" when I can chin a decent amount of weight. I've been misled my T-Nation! (OK, perhaps I have misunderstood).