Hey to answer yur question I started at 60 and got to doing 5x5 at 67.5 pretty easy but never can get 70kg for 5 reps for 5 sets, i always fail on the last set by a rep or two and can never seem to bridge that gap to a heavier weight.
same with squats, 70kg is like paper, go any higher my form cant stay good. most people seem to be able to make steady increases but with me it seems i can knock a weight out easy and then if i were to add 2.5kg i can barely unrack the bitch.
I asked my brother and he said it may be a problem with balancing tyhe weight due to the smaller muscles being weaker. may have to add some assistance exercises.
I also came off creatine recently and this could be me back at my true strength.[/quote]
Dude… You simply did not follow the progression because you behaved like a stupid little teenager and started with a weight that was barely doable.
- reset both squat and bench to 45kg
- always add 2.5 to the weight you did last time (that’s right… DAILY progression)
- more calories. Not more protein, more CALORIES. I have a hunch that you think downing protein shakes on top of an ‘eat like a bird’ diet’ will lead to results - it won’t. Again, CALORIES.
hey man I can’t go that low for five sets it is ridiculously easy. I can do it like 20 reps for 5 sets at that weight. I tried the advice of starting low and it just didnt feel like a workout and I was done ion 15 minutes. for example I can bench 60kg 10 times for 3 sets and the small added weight of 10kg i can’t do 5x5 without missing a couple reps. I am in a wiierd position that a bt lighter and itds super easy a tiny bit heavier its impossible for me to complete.
Listen to the man. Start extra light. If you start at 45 kg, and you workout 3 times/week, you will get to 70kg in 10 workouts, which is 3 weeks. Just do it, and you will see how much stronger you will be. Also, 1xBW protein is plenty. 1xBW, 3xBW and 0.5xBW fat is a good combo.