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    Default Why does my bench get stuck at such a light weight?

    Ok Rip.

    To begin, let me offend myself before you offend me. I'm a fucking pussy, that's weak, and need to grow a bigger pair of balls and bench more.

    Ok, now that's been taken care of, why is my bench stuck at such a low weight? I'm at 155 lbs. I barely made it through the second set, and failed the last set, missing it by a few reps.

    Yes I eat about 5k calories a day.
    I drink my milk (1/2 gallon).
    I'm 18.
    I'm 185 fucking lbs and WEAK!
    Squat: 225 lbs.
    Press: 105 lbs.
    PC: 105 lbs (just started that)
    Deadlift: 305 lbs.

    Is it already time for me to start microloading the bar? I mean, WTF. I also noticed that I've been having this pain in my right shoulder, which isn't allowing me to lock out on my press at the top. And occasionally, it starts aching after benching. I noticed my right arm rising slower then my left on the bench press. I've had this happening to me for a while, but I never would even think taking time off for such a pussy injury. Oh in addition to that, everytime i find myself struggling on bench, I end up fucking up my shoulder one way or another. I think it's actually somewhere in my bone.

    So...could the problem be that I need to microload the bar? or is it just my retarded shoulder?

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    How much time between your sets?


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    If Rip allows it, I'd like to suggest some bicep curls.

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    No more than 5 minutes. So roughly 3-5 minutes, and I'm good to go. I waited for a full 5 minutes before I went on the last set, and I got fucked.

    I'm already curling. It' feels like a waste of time.

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    If you're good to go, why is your bench stuck?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    If you're good to go, why is your bench stuck?
    He's not microloading, which is probably one of the main reasons. Also, he's ignoring his shoulder difficulties, which also creates problems.

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    Your bench looks pretty proportional to your other lifts to me. Many people have a much longer history of benching than they do of squatting and DLing, so their proportions will be different. Make small jumps.

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    All this useless typing, when the answer is right there: 3-5 minutes rest is just not strength training. Wait at LEAST 6-7 minutes and see what happens.


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