This is my first post on the site. Im 18yrs old 5’11’’ 84 kg and live in India. About an year back i got malaria and after recovering i was at 64 kg, and did not like what i saw in the mirror…at all. Decided to start training and follow the 5 3 1 program. On the first day i passed out after 3 sets of body weight squats and push ups. so for the next 3 weeks i did only body weight exercises, pull ups squats and push ups.
Since then it has been about 7 months and i have gained 19kgs. My lifts have also increased but they look insignificant compared to what i have seen people do on this site. weights a ein kg
Front squat: 65x6
Bench press: 75x6
I have never really tried to figure out my one rep max weight.
I got a BCA test done that said i had 18% body fat. I have been pretty much on the same routine for 8 months now. Workout 4 days a week and center the lifts around compound movements. I now want to go for higher weights but am slightly scared because i have scoliosis. I have tried asking doctors and they have prohibited going for more weight, but they prohibited me from going to weigh training altogether in the beginning. There are trainers but not as good as some of the people whose articles i have read on this site. The last 8 months have been great for me and i want continue this growth. Any suggestions would be really welcome regarding the program as well as my scoliosis condition.
I want to increase all the above lifts to 1.5x body weight
I have attached a current image…but did not have a similar one from before.