I weigh 182 currently. I havent flat benched in a few months. my incline is like 155x8 at best. cant squat because of hip problems. (suggested by chiropractor) Leg Pressed 500X10 last week.
Im not trying to focus too much on the phases. Just mainly desire more strength. So ill make my attempts at that.[/quote]
I see. In that case, keep going - and try adding in /three\ sessions of cardio per week, 15-20 minutes. Nothing crazy, but it will never hurt to do HIIT one of those days (I promise.) Do them after your lifting, always. An alternative is also taking morning walks, if distanced a good amount of time between that and lifting.
You’ll see a few things,
1.) Your body will need more calories to sustain growth. =Gflux principle, eat more and look good.
2.) You will notice a lot of positive benefit to lifting with a good cardiovascular capacity.
3.) Your body will just start firing on all cylinders and you’ll probably see some great progress as your work capacity grows.