Basically, I started working out at the end of September. I got to 50kg bench press at the start of November (albeit with terrible form, half reps). Fixed my form and my diet, on NYE I got to 57.5kg 3x5 without a problem. Today, I tried to lift 60kg and I managed 2 reps on the first set. And then on the second set I just couldn’t lift it past the 1st rep. Then I was ushered out of the gym because it was closing.
I just want to know, what the hell is going wrong with this lift? I just can’t seem to really improve that well on it… [/quote]
Nothing is wrong.
You progressed from 50 kg to 60 kg in 2 months.Thats 20 % of increase of maximal strength in 2 months in this lift.Thats a GREAT progress.Keep doing what youre doing.
Building muscle & strength means remodeling body tissues- muscle,ligaments,bones and supporting internal organs as well as training & adapting your nervous system(brain,nerves and neurotransmiters).
Building serious muscle,strenght and power takes a decade of dedicated hard and smart training,healthy nutrient-rich diet and sleeping well.