In the thread below I mention how all my lifts have been going up while on WS4SB, except my bench has only gone up 25 lbs in 3 months. Almost everyone thought that was kind of low.
If you look at this thread also, two others are complaining about the same thing:
There seems to be a reoccurring theme here. I’m getting the impression that rotating lifts, as specified in the WS4SB program, is a bad idea. It seems like everyone is lagging behind when they follow this program.
Personally, I’ve heard nothing but good things for Rippetoe’s program. I think that’s what every beginner should be suggested…even though I haven’t tried it. Do you think WS4SB is overrated? I’m starting to think it’s mostly popular because it’s fun and not necessarily because it gives people the best results.
I thought about replacing the rotating lift with just regular benching. Does that sound like a good idea?