I began Starting Strength in June, just before school got out in our area. I’m 17 and going to be a senior this year, just so everyone knows my position.
Weight: ~170lbs. (I’ve only gained about 3lbs. since starting this regiment… even though I’ve fixed my eating and have noticed some fat loss)
Body Comp: ~10-12%
Deadlift is around 200? Just got back into it so I haven’t progressed much, yet. Still new to it.
I’ve also done a little with the deadlift and Pendlay rows, but honest haven’t done them with enough effort since they’re the third lift I do. I’m looking to focus Deadlifts since I am definitely lacking in that lift.
So over two months I’ve gained about 85 lbs on squat, and about 30lbs on bench. Not too shabby, but I still think this is a bit slow compared to what progression is recommended/expected in SS.
My questions are…
Am I progressing too slowly?
What lifts should I focus on the most?
Should I continue SS for a few months, or should I switch programs (getting a bit tired of doing the same thing, hard to find enthusiasm)?