I’ve been doing Starting Strength for the past forever now and I’ve gotten a bit stronger so it’s been good and I like how simple it is, but there’s one lift of mine which hasn’t gone up in AGES! And that’s the Bench, and I think to myself… who the hell puts Squats, Deadlifts AND Benchpress in a single workout?
No wonder I’m unable to increase my bench, I’m physically worn out by the time I get to them. I’m a beginner so I can’t really tolerate that much yet if you know what I mean. I think I’m definitely going to change routine because this is bullshit, any recommendations? Or advice on anything else - am I missing something?
I went from benching 3x5x175 to 3x5x255 - for real. Total of about 8 weeks. What did help me was doing squats last because they were so draining.
What also may have helped was doing weighted dips and chins. I also progressed the barbell rows along with my bench.[/quote]
But perhaps your squat didn’t go up as much as it could? I suppose everyone is different though. My Bench aint gone up at all in like 4 weeks. I rest maybe two minutes between each set. A workout takes me between 40 minutes and an hour but I do feel absolutely physically drained and exhausted afterwards. I mean don’t get me wrong I’m pretty much a total beginner and I’m only 16, but I know there’s something wrong when my benchpress isn’t going up. And like I said out of the entire program Benchpress, Squats and Deadlifts are probably the most taxing of them all and they’re in the same workout. It just doesn’t make sense!