Hey fellow T-Nation members. I’ll start off with a brief intro before I pose my question. VV Scroll down to skip the introduction VV
Age: 15 (freshman in high school)
Lifting weights (seriously) since: 1/14/08
Weight: 163.6 this morning after pee-ing
Lifts (all lifts with super-strict form):
Bench Press: 135 x 5
Standing Military Press: 100 x 5
ATG Squat: 170 x 5
Deadlift: 200 x 5? (200 x 5 is the my most recent lift, but it is steadily increasing 5 lb/week. I can tell that I will not stall for a while and that it will continue to increase)
Okay, so first of all, yes I know I’m weak. My main goal is to add quality muscle and strength. My diet is in check. My lifting program is a Beginner’s Madcow Linear Progression program.
Through self-analysis, I have concluded that I am weakest upper body pressing movements (bench and military press). Through coincidence or not, I do have long arms. Now hold up, I am not making excuses, by my wingspan is wider than my older brother’s, who is taller than me. Also, I have noticed that my triceps and upper body seem to lag behind my legs.
So, my question is:
How can I increase my raw pressing strength?