I’ve been doing a modified westside 4 skinny bastards routine for the past 2 and half months. I’ve liked most of my gains so far, however, my bench has stalled/weakened.
After switching from normal benching to floor pressing for two weeks ( and making progress on the floor press) I came back to the normal bench for today’s session. It was going fine until I started getting to my current 3 rm. When I got there, I managed to hit it only once, with a struggling second. I tried moving down for a 1rm and upping the weight, but it wouldn’t budge.
This, and a rather strange pain in my right tricep after today’s session, is leading me towards taking a week off. Perhaps I’ve been going heavy for too long. However it seems like it would be impossible for a person of my age (17), and my diet ( moderate bulk) to overtrain with only 3 workouts a week, despite their intensity?
I geuss I’m looking more for a confirmation that is in fact normal amongst guys my age and they have had to back it off at times.
Thanks in advance.
edit: Aslo, is it time to try switching up programs? I like westside 4 skinny bastards a lot, but if it’s time to change programs, I’ll deal. cw’s hammer down seems like it might be helpful in my strength orienated goals as well.