I've been lifting pretty consistently for the past 7 months. The first 3 and a half were a program I found online with mostly isolation exercises. The next 3 and a half I started doing starting strength (though not properly.) I wouldn't do deadlifts or powercleans/rows due to back problems, trouble arching my back, and nobody to critique my form. I've been benching consistently the whole time and haven't seen as much progress as I would like. I also started off very weak compared to everyone I know. Here are my numbers: Bench (7 months ago) 65 - 4x10 Bench (Now) 115 - 3x5 I can barely do a rep or two of 135 My other lifts seem better. I started squatting 3 and a half months ago at 135 3x5 and am now up to 185 3x5. OHP is 85 3x5. I just started deadlifts last week and my form is complete shit. I'm doing 115 3x5 just to go easy on my back/work on my form. My back keeps rounding on the way down. I'm planning on starting power cleans too, but don't have a coach so I guess I'll do the same and take it light to start out. SO, any ideas on how to improve my bench? I work just as hard as all my other lifts but don't see the same progress. Am I genetically fucked or is there something I can do?