I was just curious how some of you deal with being stuck on a lift for a couple of weeks, or a month.
I myself have been stuck on 140kg squats for 3-4 weeks now, and can’t seem to squeeze out another rep and get that fucker to budge.
I squat without a belt, I figured if I had one I could get another 1-2 reps, but I think that my body should capable of it without any aid.
Here’s how my training log for legs has looked like for the past 4 weeks:
Leg session 1: March 10th
squats: 80kg x 7, 90kg x 5, 100kg x 3, 120kg x 3, 140kg x 3, 140kg x 3
leg press: worked up to 16 plates for 10
leg extensions: 4 sets of 12-15 for pump
leg curl: 3-4 sets of 8-10 with slight ramp
Leg session 2: March 17th
squats: 80kg x 8, 90kg x 5, 100kg x 5, 120kg x 3, 140kg x 5, 140kg x 5
leg press: worked up to 16 plates for 12
leg extensions: 4 sets of 12-15 for pump (added quite a bit of weight)
leg curl: 4 sets of 12
Leg session 3: March 24th
I felt like fuck that week. I did deadlifts & leg press etc. didn’t manage to add any weight/reps on leg press. I only pulled 160kg for 1 on deadlifts.
Leg session 4: March 31st
squats: 60kg x 15, 80kg x 10, 100kg x 5, 120kg x 5, 140kg x 5, 140kg x 4, 100kg x 12 + 4 + 4 (RP)
Leg press: worked up to 16 plates for 6 (different machine)
leg extension: again, 4-5 sets 10+ reps for pump
leg curl: 5 sets of 6-8
Leg session 5: April 7th
Just got home from this, and I quit my job from putting weights away, so i wont have to do that shit this upcoming week.
squats: 60kg x 10, 80kg x 8, 110kg x 8, 120kg x 6, 140kg x 5, 140kg x 4
leg press: 16 plates for 8
leg curl: 4 sets
leg ext: 4 sets
seated leg curl: 4 sets
During this time i’ve gained 2-3lbs and i’ve lost some visible fat around waist.
On March 12-15th I started a real shit job at my gym, it involved me clearing all the weights away at the end of each day. It’d take me 2 hours to do it, and i’d go home at 10:30pm exhausted out of my mind.
I quit it yesterday and got another one.
I know this thread was supposed to ask how you yourselves change up your programming to keep progressing on lifts, and i’d like to hear what you do.
Just thought i’d get some advice at the same time