I’ve been training for last 4 years very consistently, with about a week break every 2-4 months so as to avoid overtraining. I’m 21 years old, 6ft’1" tall, about 220lbs @ 11-12% bodyfat. Hopefully I can attach pictures but everytime I try to install the software onto my PC it makes it revert into safe mode so I have to revert to last previous good save. Anyway enough foolishness, I bench 255lbs, squat 405, and deadlift 405. My bench hasn’t changed much more than a few pounds since my after my first year of training. All this without suits or anything life that. I haven’t taken any steroids or anything. I’ve been training in the typical ‘bodybuilder’ sort of way and until just recently gone to the powerlifter style(like2-3months), focusing on speed with submaximal weights. Anyway, I’ve been told I’m genetically gifted, I went from 130lbs to 190lbs in my first year of training and could still fit easily into the pants I wore at 130. My strength went up fast for the first year or so, but then it seemed like it basically became stagnant. Am I just genetically doomed to be big but weak? Or am I doing something wrong in my training?
All of these measurements are done ‘dry’. If someone here has experienced this and has overcome it please share what you have done.