As long as the comp/measurement lifts go up, you’re good. Assistance lifts can even go down in weight, but as long as you are meeting your goals, the program is working.[/quote]
^always bringing the smart.
Bull, you didn’t mention your main lifts. Are you progressing on those? You have to ask yourself what your goals are. Is you goal “I want to seated dumbbell clean 20 pound dumbbells” or is it “I want to become bigger/stronger overall”. If the latter is your priority, then there are other, better means to assess your progress than what you’re doing on assistance exercises.
As an aside, I’ve been using basically the same weight/reps on hamstring curls for the past year. I’ve put 100 lbs on my squat 1rm. Do you think I’m concerned that I’m not hamstring curling more?[/quote]
Wait a minute, if the assistance lifts don’t go up in weight then how can those lifts help to increase the main lifts?
Also, my main goal is to get bigger/stronger overall. In addition, I have not been able to test out my PRs on the regular flat barbell bench press, free squats, and deadlift. For my max effort upper body lift I have rotated from doing incline bench press for two weeks in a row to doing floor presses for two weeks plus today in a row. For my max effort lower body lifts, I’ve rotated from doing barbell front squats for two weeks in a row to doing box squats for two weeks in a row.