What are you lifting in the squat, bench press & deadlift? Are your expectations realistic? It seems like you’ve just started doing the exercises again for 2 weeks. That’s not a long time. Strength on OHP takes quite a bit longer than bench press to develop.
It’s possible your form is a bit off. You can try bringing in your grip if it’s a bit wide, or widen if it’s a bit close. Squeeze your glutes. Flex your lats. Don’t let elbows get behind the bar (should be a bit up and forward) at the start.
Try wearing a belt.
Try doing them seated; they’re significantly easier this way, which can lead to faster progress. You don’t have to do them standing.
But be sure to give it some time.[/quote]
My squat is at 275x5, bench is 175x5, and deadlift at 350x5. And they are realistic yes, but iâ??ve never just failed like that only on the second week. The first week i started with 115, easy day, then 120 the second time, then 125 i could barely get it up the first set out of 5, it surprised me and kinda really just pissed me off. I know stuff happens but damn i did fine the other day on 125. I will try bringing in my grip as iâ??ve done in the past and see if that works. Iâ??ll be sure to keep everything in mind and iâ??ll definitely try the belt too, i donâ??t think iâ??ve tried that yet.
How do you define going to failure? I find many people have different interpretations of it.[/quote]
Usually I mean to go until i know i canâ??t do one more rep, and have someone spot me if i need it. Sometimes I also try to get a forced rep in there if possible.
What worked for me (I was stuck at a press of 155 awhile back) was dropping the bench for 4 weeks and pressing twice a week. Make sure you do movements that don’t screw up your shoulder. Pain = bad.[/quote]
I was stuck on 155 when i was in spain for a while and couldnâ??t go back to it lmao. But i will prob try the narrower grip again. That is what i used when i got my 155 for 3.
I would have to agree with what lift206 said about creating the shelf with your lats,find a position where your triceps are almost resting on your flared lats.[/quote]
Yea I know about the lat thing iâ??ve been doing that with my elbows forward of my body just about. Iâ??ll try focusing on seeing if iâ??m tightening the rest of my core and my body for when i push it out maybe itâ??ll start increasing. Thanks!