Stuck at 185

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  1. time_line

    time_line New Member

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    i am 6'0 and weight about 190

    i have been lifting for about a year and a half now, and i have been stuck at 185 on the bench press for about six months.

    my bench my routine:

    135 x10
    155 x8
    185 x4-5 varies
    185 x4-5 varies
    155 x8
    135 x10

    then i proceed to incline, decline, then butterfly free weightsi try to switch it up.

    anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. stevogabe

    stevogabe OT Supporter

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    try 195 on your last set. i was stuck at 205x8 for awhile and tried 215 and got it 6x.
     
  3. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Warm up with less weight. Also, I would recomend playing with the sets/reps to see what you body responds to the best. For me presonally I gain the most strength when I simply do 3x8 with the same weight (sets x reps).
     
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    404 back work not found

    also what does everythign else look like?
     
  5. TZ

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    try working on ur lats and back like fatguy said. do lots of pullups, bent over rows, etc.
     
  6. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    the #1 problem is that your routine sucks
     
  7. Dr. Fuckface

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    Not sure if this is what you're talking about, but I can always bench at least 10lbs more with a spotter than without. If i have to worry that I might dump the bar, I can't lift as much.

    It's all in the head :nuts:
     
  8. KIDRR

    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    New routine

    Breakfast:
    1000 cals
    40g protein
    good carbs

    Snack
    1000 cals
    good carbs

    Lunch
    1000 cals
    50g protein

    Snack 1000 cals
    good carbs/protein

    Dinner 1000 cals
    50g protein
    lots of carbs
     
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    scent of a wookie OT Supporter

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    what's wrong with that?
     
  10. tyuan

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    also like to add...i go on avg maybe 2-3 times a week so yeah...

    what do u think i should do then when i do chest/tri


    also...when i do pull ups i always need the "assister" thing that acts like a lever, and i can only do like 2-3 pull ups myself...i feel ashamed
     
  11. Marijuanair

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    5 mins between sets? That's really pushing it IMO.
     
  12. Canuckistan

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    everyone starts somewhere. who cares if u use the assister
     
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    find your weakness first
     
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    what does your other routines look like?



    im guessing the OP needs better shoulder and back work.
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    does it really matter though?
     
  16. wtf

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    (5 mins between sets)


    other people need to use the bench/machine too :noes:
     
  17. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    That's a shit load of bench work.
     
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    I could probably do 2-3 pullups now and I weight close to 300 pounds...
    Your back sucks
     
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    back/shoulders suck
     
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    drop your volume to 4-5 sets of 5 reps..

    do something light. 95 lbs for 10 for a warm up.

    135x5
    145x5
    155x5
    165x5
    175x5

    do it.
     
  21. Marijuanair

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    Just seems like it's waisting time. If I took 5 mins between each set I'd have an hour of just sitting there in the gym.
     
  22. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    I bet it's 95% diet, but if you think it's training, I have a few suggestions:

    Drop sets - You didn't list any, so you probably don't do any. Look them up and learn to love them

    Supersets or Giant sets - Size is all about getting blood into the muscle. Push yourself by doing some excercises back to back with no rest (i.e. Flat Bench superset with Bent Over Row, or Pull-ups superset with upright rows)

    Negitives - Put more on a bench bar then you can do 2 or 3 reps of. Have a spotter assist on you positive portion of the movement, while you are in charge of managing the negitive.
     
  23. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    Don;t ever follow advice like this
    1) First of all his routine is not good

    2) when was size mensioned?

    3) Dumb, fast way to an injury
     
  24. JeremyD

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    WINNER!
     
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    1) I know and that's why I said it's 95% diet. I also know his routine is not good.

    2) Size was mentioned in the title of the thread "Stuck at 185", which is his weight.

    3) It's only a fast way to injury if you are a dumbass and don't apply the correct techniques. So if you think it's a fast way to injury, what does that say about you?
     
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