Ok so i’ve been on the starting strength for 12 weeks now… a little rundown of things that have happened-
First two weeks I was training with smith machine for squats/bench etc. etc… it was terrible
My own powerack since then… much much better
Squat has gone from 40kg SMITH to my best 5RM of 102kg…
Deadlift has gone from around 80kg+ bar weight (probably around 90kg) to my best 5RM of 132kg including bar…
My benchpress has gone from 50kg SMITH to my best 5RM of 66kg
Press is now 42kg including bar for 5RM… not a great deal of progress here for some reason… definitely didnt start any lower then 30kg
Power Cleans… i tried to learn but it never really happened… could do about 55kg 5RM with very bad form. Switched to BOR instead… 5RM of 70kg
Weight wise i have gone from between 158-161 to 165… its a little hazy but i have put on at least a few pounds.
On paper (or monitor) it seems like decent progress but the past week and a half have seen me have some terrible sessions where i just havn’t been able to shift the weight at all, nevermind the progress just stalling… like i might have only managed 1 of my 3 sets… or today where my body just wouldnt even let me try and shift the weight for a deadlift… even when i dropped it down to 125kg.
I by no means think my gains are “lost” or something and i’m sure I am around the same level of strength as my 5RM’s listed still really… but its very demotivating and basically brings me to the conclusion…
I i want to to be training lots… i dislike days when i’m not training, especially when 1 out of my 3 hours a week might go completely wrong.
Also… I know the idea of changing may be contested against, but surely no one can tell me from a purely bodybuilding view i cannot make progress any quicker then this?
As always, i’m eating as much as i can afford/stomach… all i can really do for now.