So far I’ve been doing Starting Strenght for a month and 2 weeks, everything has been going smoothly until now. But exercises like the Standing Military Press and Powercleans are becoming too difficult to complete the last 2 reps of the 3rd set. I have to actually catch the weight low on the power cleans during those last reps since shrugging properly is too difficult by now. And that is actually cheating…i think.
the same happens w/ SMP where i have to arch my back excessively on the last rep. this means that next week sessions is gonna be too heavy. Could this be bcuz i’m adding a little more weight that what the program calls for? Increaments of 2.5% of the weight should be added every week but for some excercises that means adding less than 5 lbs, how the hell do i add less than 5 lbs to a barbell? That’s why i’ve been adding 5lbs when i’m actually suposed to add less.