I’ve not posted in a year or so but have read this site regularly within that time.
Since I was last posting, I’ve gained about 20-25 pounds (with some fat) and stayed at about 18-22% BF during that time.
Currently I’m about 182 at maybe 19%BFa at 34 years old.
I didn’t start to eat big until about September of last year…started at about 3500/day now I’m at 4100 each day.
When I started out training (about 7 years ago), I did it all wrong…and continued that way until about September of last year.
Of course, this is when my gains (size) started to come…(begin sarcasm) gee, ya think that’s the reason? (end sarcasm).
Boy was I screwed up before that, huh?
When I originally started (7 years ago), I could barely benchpress 65 pounds for 10 reps. Squat was ok at about 250 for 10 reps (strong quads due to Martial Arts), and never deadlifted.
Well…here I am, 7 years later at:
Bench: 1-2 reps at 225
Squat: 3-5 reps at 315
Deadlift: 1 rep at 375
I know that’s crappy…and I feel I’ve wasted too much time (I’m ‘past my prime,’ so to speak).
But I’m stuck now. Nothing is budging any higher.
Yes, I change set/rep schemes. I’ve done TBT, HSS-100, ABBH I/II, Pyramids, Supersets…so many things.
Now…I can’t help but think I have some crazy imbalances (I know I have a MASSIVE anterior pelvic tilt).
EC’s article today made me think about things.
My goals are to get stronger…I agree with EC that eating big and lifting heavy=getting bigger…so I’m only focusing on strength.
BUT…I don’t have a gym that caters to strength (I currently live/work in Asia)…and (no offense to the BB’s here) they only care about aesthetics out here. I’m not slamming on aesthetics…but it’s not the primary goal for me now.
Therefore, I have no training partners (no one even deadlifts out here and they gather around to watch me do 375 and nod in approval…). No one wants to train like I do.
The gyms are ok…pretty basic but have enough stuff (dumbells, however, all stop at about 65 lbs…no higher). No fluff, though.
I’m guessing that there is perhaps some weaknesses in my body that are preventing me from going further…can anyone suggest ways to find what the weak(er) links are so that I can progress?
Thank you for any help.