Alright let me just give you some details of what I’ve been doing, where I’m at, and where I’d like to go.
I am currently 5’9, 155ish lbs, 23 years old.
Bench 5RM = 225lbs
Deadlift 5RM = 250+ lbs (still climbing). 1RM= 315lbs (highest 1RM I’ve tried)
Squat 5RM = 200lbs+ (still improving)
My squat is obviously my weakest point. Could have something to do with the fact that I’m naturally very thin in the legs, small joints, and narrow hips/torso. But even still, those numbers are awful lol.
I’ve been doing Billy Starr’s 5x5 for about 11 weeks and am now stalling in the upper body movements. I figured after this amount of time, it might be a good idea to trick the body again with something new.
- To improve in the main 3 lifts (bench, dead, squat). I’m more concerned with getting stronger as opposed to ‘shaping’ my muscles like a body builder would. That being said I’m not interested in a serious bulk either. I’d like to just keep eating clean and progressing the best I can without too much fat gain (though I know some is inevitable).
I don’t want a program with too much emphasis on isolation exercises. I need the main 3 lifts to be the bulk of it.
I don’t have a preference for rep schemes. However I want to be conditioning my body to be able to lift for respectable 1RMs.
I’d say something where I lift 3-4x a week is ideal.
I go to a YMCA… no chains and bands going on there.
If you want any other information, just let me know.