I have what I think is a problem… but I may be wrong, so I need some advice please.
I have been doing SS as per practical programming since the 10th of September this year. I started out at a weight of 219lb and my lifts were as follows:
Deadlift = 90kg/198lb
Squat = 90kg/187lb.
Bench = 70kg/154lb.
Press = 40kg/88lb.
At the end of my first month, the workout before the one today, my weight was 221lb. My lifts are as follows:
Deadlift = 155kg/342lb
Squat = 125kg/275lb
Bench = 87.5/193lb
Press = 57.5kg/126lb
Today I stalled on the Press and on the Deadlift.
With the press I stalled at 60kg/132lb and my work set was 1 set of 5, 1 set of 3 and one set of 2. I couldn’t quite grind out the 3rd rep on the last set.
With the deadlift I managed two reps at 160kg/352lb and then couldn’t get the 3rd.
I am confused because in SS it states that the Deadlift should be the last to stall and it has stalled at the same time as the press. Is this normal? Have I been adding too much weight to the Dead? I have been adding 5kg/11lb for the last two weeks.
I have only put on 2lb in a month but I have lost quite a bit of fat and gained a lot of muscle. I know because I need new jeans… my legs barely fit in to them now, where as they used to be a little loose at the thigh. Sorry I know it is not very specific but it is as much info as I have. I don’t know bf% when I started and I don’t know it now.
My diet has been good. Suppliment wise I have been having protein shakes after every workout and I also take Magnesium, Zinc and fish oil. For breakfast I have 4 scrambled eggs on brown toast or a bowl of porridge, toast and a banana. Almonds for a snack between main meals with a glass of milk. Lunch will be a jacket potato with protein, either tuna, bakedbeans and cheese. Sometimes I have a Tuna salad or similar. For dinner I am having some meat and vegtables, but a lot, I cram it in till my eyes are bulging.
My sleep wasn’t great last night and I did have a glass of Single Malt scotch too… but surely that would not have affected me this badly right? 155kg/341lb dead last week didn’t seem too bad. Felt like I had a bit left in me.
If it was sleep shouldn’t my squat have felt really hard too, it didn’t. Also I know my form is OK because we have a british champion powerlifter in my gym and he checked out my form, he did say I hold too much tension in my shoulders and neck when I deadlift though. I need to drop them apparently but he did also say it wasn’t too bad.
Should I try and hit the deadlift again next week at the same weight and see what happens or take a deload of 10%. Are my gains on the deadlift too fast? I will only be doing the deadlift every 5th session in the gym now so will that help?
Sorry if it is a bit allover the place this post but I am new to weight training like this and want to give as much info as possible.
Thanks for your help in advance.
P.S sorry for the spelling mistakes, it’s not my strong point.