Just a little background:
I'm 23, 6'3 at 210lbs. I've trained for about 3 years, although truth be told my progress just didn't say that. I'd physically been going to the gym consistently for that long... but I didn't have the physique or numbers to show for it.
One of my biggest weak-points was/is my chest. Weighing 210 lbs -and having trained for 3 years consistently- only being able to muster 225x2 was/is pitiful.
But my thread isn't just to call myself out for being a girly-man. Over the past 4 chest sessions I've added an additional repetition of 225. I did 225x7 yesterday. I then went on to do 235x4 and finally 245x3..
I just don't know what has caused my recent "success". I've been thinking about all of the variables. I've been eating the same, sleeping the same, etc.. I just suddenly am able to lift more.
My theory is that I've just been a wussy who wasn't pushing it hard enough, and now I'm finally going into the gym with the "I'm going to get another rep" mentality. Does mentality take you guys that far though? Can I really be adding reps every time in the gym now (from 225x2 to 225x7 in less than a month).