Canít Add 5 lbs on squats anymore - Page 2

starting strength gym
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 35

Thread: Canít Add 5 lbs on squats anymore

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    61

    Default

    • wichita falls texas december seminar 2020
    • wichita falls texas february 2021 seminar
    • starting strength seminar april 2021
    Update:
    Itís currently Friday and Iím at the gym right now. I am supposed to be doing 295 3 x 5 today, but warm ups are feeling heavy asf and I think fatigue has accumulated from squatting heavy 3 times a week for the past 2-3 months. This week has really been a punch in the face. Been eating and sleeping like normal this week, not been any more stressed or anything. My squats are just coming to a halt or something. I got pinned twice this week while resting for a 12 mins. I ended up just doing a 3 x 3 with 275 today. I really think itís time for a middle light day, I know for a fact that I cannot add another 5 lbs every session more than another workout or two. My drive for the gym has gone this week, body feels fried. Not being a pussy but this is whatís going on and Iím stuck, please help.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    905

    Default

    In the spirit of slower is faster...

    Would it be heretical to recommend one more day of recovery, i.e. one on, two off? It makes the schedule irregular, but depending on the person, that can be a boon.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    241

    Default

    If you're looking for permission to switch to the light squat day, I give it.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    90

    Default

    Brody_G, so yours squats are getting heavier - thats good. Maybe it is time to add light day or maybe not...

    What strikes me the most is your calories intake. From your other post I remeber that you are 17. From your powerclean video i can see that you are perfectly normal regarding body fat.

    So I have only one question:

    Why a 17 years old male that wants to get stronger and is at lower end of the scale with his BF% eats only 3500 kcal a day ?

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    43,605

    Default

    Especially if he's feeling fried. But kids this age cannot be taught these things, for reasons beyond my comprehension. ABS are the primary goal here. Just ask him.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    282

    Default

    Brody- how much weight is your deadlift workset and how often are you deadlifting?

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Whatís your height and weight? I guess I canít recall you giving us that.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    36

    Default

    When is the last time you posted a form video? Sometimes your form can get shitty when it gets heavy and youíre lazy about filming yourself.

    Again, from my own experience, I bet youíre pulling your chest and stalling out... hence youíre getting pinned on late reps in late sets. Thereís no way in hell you would be getting pinned because itís too heavy. Youíre getting pinned because youíre exhausted from grinding through shitty reps, and the weight is now actually too heavy for you to squat it with bad form.

    Post your squat video.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    61

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Szymon View Post
    Brody_G, so yours squats are getting heavier - thats good. Maybe it is time to add light day or maybe not...

    What strikes me the most is your calories intake. From your other post I remeber that you are 17. From your powerclean video i can see that you are perfectly normal regarding body fat.

    So I have only one question:

    Why a 17 years old male that wants to get stronger and is at lower end of the scale with his BF% eats only 3500 kcal a day ?
    I weigh 205 lbs and have a 38 inch waist circumference because I measured it, yes, that¬ís right 38¬Ē. I don¬ít care about abs at all, in fact, i¬íve never had a low enough body fat to see any abs, they¬íre just for looks anyways, or for the girls, which I am not pursuing right now. If I eat more i¬ím going to get fat.

    Quote Originally Posted by danomite! View Post
    Brody- how much weight is your deadlift workset and how often are you deadlifting?
    Deadlifting 1-2 times a week depending on whether I power clean or not. Deadlift work sets are at 330 1 x 5.

    Quote Originally Posted by hill.1338@osu.edu View Post
    What’s your height and weight? I guess I can’t recall you giving us that.
    5¬Ē10¬Ē
    205 lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by hill.1338@osu.edu View Post
    When is the last time you posted a form video? Sometimes your form can get shitty when it gets heavy and you’re lazy about filming yourself.

    Again, from my own experience, I bet you’re pulling your chest and stalling out... hence you’re getting pinned on late reps in late sets. There’s no way in hell you would be getting pinned because it’s too heavy. You’re getting pinned because you’re exhausted from grinding through shitty reps, and the weight is now actually too heavy for you to squat it with bad form.

    Post your squat video.
    Person who videotaped missed the first rep, but here is the most recent from a week ago. Yes, I have maybe been lazy about videoing. When I video I can’t hear my music and that throws me off sometimes because I have to hear the garbage my gym is playing. It’s only 3 reps, sorry.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    61

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •