Hey PL ladies,
I’ve been training my fiance for about a year now but didn’t have her start lifting more towards PL until about august or so. Right now her DL is ~200 (185x3 PR last night), squat is ~165, but her upper body is lagging pretty hard. Probably around 75 or 80. Most of her upper body lifts are lagging and I’ve ran her through 5/3/1 and started her on westside recently. I’ve had her doing other things before that too. Anyways, I wanted to ask two questions.
First, how does her squat and DL numbers stack up? She never played sports and just started lifting, literally first time in a weight room, about a year ago.
Second, does anyone have any suggestions on how to progress her upper body more? Plenty of pulling to balance out the pressing so thats not the issue. Everything is somewhat stagnant. She’ll get 65 on bench for 8, then go 70 and get 1 or 2. So big drop off. I’m thinking its a coordination thing possibly.
Third, in regards to the big drop off (as stated 65 for 8 then 70 for 1 which also happens on her lower stuff), did yall start out like this and then get more linear (65 for 8, 70 for 6, etc…)? and what did you do to combat this?
She’s progressing on lower fairly well but upper is taking much longer. She says she’s pushing just as hard (I do the programming for her but she is in school somewhere else so I don’t lift with her except on weekends) on upper. Any suggestions and experiences would be great.