Well I will do you more of a favor than the first guy. I personally would rather not have some waste my time by bullshiting me and telling me “Great progress” when you have accomplished Shit!! Yes, I said you have accomplished basically nothing.
You have gained 38 pounds but you have gained almost no strength with respect to bodyweight per pound. I assume you are not happy with results or at least I hope you aren’t because I would not be…
However, I am just not joining to leave you with insults. I will give you the best advice I can with the limited information. To start with your bodyweight, given you are starting to put on fat stop eating so much and/or so many carbs.
It appears to be obvious you are not putting on much more muscle or putting on weight efficiently as you should be with respect to your desired strength increase. Another assumption is that you are young. This is just my interpretation given I was once a young lifter. It is easy to maximize strength. Just follow a few basic principles.
With regards to strength: FORM FORM FORM!!! If you want to increase strength do every rep the exactly the same. Ofcourse you are sitting there thinking but I do that already. Well from looking at your results you probably don’t. Lets see what lift should we start with…We will go in powerlifting order.
Squat: Put the bar lower on your back and stop setting the damn thing on your neck. I hope you are using a pussy pad (I assume you aren’t). Head up, Chest out, Ass back, Feet wider than shoulders and turned slightly out. This is the best stance for strength.
Bench Press is simple…very simple. Slow down and pause on chest then up as hard as possible. With respect to form: Bring the bar to the chest BELOW the pec with elbows IN then push up (AFTER YOU PAUSE) and you should naturally move towards the rack with the bar.
Deadlift: Feet about 8 inches apart, hands where they naturaly grip the bar outside of your legs, ass down way down, head look to the ceiling, chest out duh, and EXPLODE but keep form.
How do I know this guy knows what he is talking about. I will give you my creditials(btw i can’t spell worth shit mostly cause i don’t care) When I was 15 years old I totaled over 1100 pounds in the 148 weight class setting the American Record in USAPL Nationals the most respected drug free powerlifting association in the U.S. Simple go to Google and type in Jonathan Huczko.
Last note: Didn’t mean to sound cocky or harsh. I personally do not like to waste my time training and working hard to accomplish nothing. I hope I have helped you. If you have questions I would not mind giving you advice so you can spend your time “training” as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Hmmm, after looking at his numbers and weight, I would say you are correct, he did gain quite a bit of weight and not much strength relative to that weight at all. As far as your advice on the lifts though dude you have no fucking clue what you are talking about.
Obviously you are an excellent powerlifter and definitely know quite a bit more than myself on the topic. But I do know this much. If you think your form critique is what this guy needs to get going in the right direction you are are real nut.
You are describing the technique in these lifts like they are easy, there is no way this guy is going to pick up the form just because you describe what you do very well. I would also agree with your nutrition advice, as most likely spot on and this making his numbers look poor respectively. With all that said I dont think he has done bad at all.
He increased all his lifts nicely, but I do believe he has a squat issue, not able to make it a hip exercise or something I would imagine, because relative to the other lifts it could be improved form wise I bet.