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That feel when your bench goes up
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That feel when your bench goes up
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>that feel when your OHP goes up
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>that feel when your bench and ohp goes up but squat stalls
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>>35535063
>That face when you bulk, but only your bench is increasing
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>tfw squat pr
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>>35535009
you're doing it wrong

>>35535053
thats what it's supposed to do unless you're using too much weight
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>>35535009
>that feel when you're a girl and you've been stuck on a 25kg bench for 6 months
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>>35536031
i really cant believe that
so thats the bar, and then 2x2.5 plates?
wow man, do you train once a month?
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>>35536223
I use a 15kg bar because the 20kg is too big for my hands, and 2x5kg plates

I don't know why, I just can't progress. I bench twice a week, 5x5, I have a spotter, eat enough... just can't.
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>>35536244
thats depressing to hear. did you consult any PTs? what did your spotter say, didnt he/she mention anything about maybe an improper form?

cause 5x5 twice a week is supposed to be solid as hell
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i benched 140kg this morning. and it didn't look too ugly either. i'm so happy, lads.

>tfw the cleaning lady congratulated me
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>>35536244
Eat more.
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>>35536270
Spotter says it's good form but maybe he's wrong.

I have been having this issue though. The right side of my mid back, just to the right of the spine where there's a dip, has been cramping whenever I bench.

I've been off the gym for weeks now due to some hip problems too.

When I come back I am gonna be 100% careful. So paranoid I'll injure myself again.

>>35536290
I'm gaining about 1 lb a month so I am eating enough, I'm kinda small so eating more wouldn't have any benefits.
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>>35536244
that's pretty crazy. what happens if you push more? do you just fail?

maybe straight weight progression is not the way you should go and instead try to inch your way up by adding reps and/or sets wherever possible. if that's not possible, strip some weight and do backoff sets.

>>35536313
>just to the right of the spine where there's a dip, has been cramping whenever I bench.

stretch, bby. also, magnesium might fix it.
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>>35536244
Change your programming, do more volume with lighter weight, improve your form, there are literally shitloads of things you can do to improve at your level
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>>35536335
>what happens if you push more? do you just fail?
Yeah, halfway down I think "oh shit" and the rest is me trying hopelessly to push the bar back up, until some guy nearby curls it off me lol.

>adding reps and/or sets wherever possible
will try when I get back to the gym

>>35536347
you're right, can't wait to get back there.
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>>35536364
where is your sticking point? in the middle? because that could mean you need to put in some more tricep work.

also, i just helped a girl bench 80kg this morning. you got a lot of room for improvement.
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>>35535970
>tfw you lift a weight that used to be too much
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>>35536396
The middle yeah.
How wide is my grip supposed to be? Too wide and my wrists start hurting, too narrow my shoulders hurt.

>80kg as a girl
aw fuk, goals

Also, do you think this is a problem with my shoulders? When I bench there's no pain, but say when I'm out and have to carry bags or something, even if they're very light, my shoulder joint hurts like I've been holding heavy stuff for long.
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>>35536421
>think this is a problem with my shoulders?

really depends on your technique. if you're arching your back properly you shouldn't get a whole lot of shoulder involvement. my OHP is still abysmal yet i bench is proportionally my strongest lift. maybe throw in a few sets of close grip benching (after your regular bench) with your hands about the same width as your shoulders. touch the bar low so your shoulders don't hurt. as far as regular bench goes, use what you would define as a 'medium grip'. well outside of shoulders but (assuming you're around 5'6 or so) inside the rings.
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More like this for me
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>>35536494
I'm 5'4 and grip it so when if my thumbs are extended they touch the smooth bit of the bar

I will try the close grip thing, thank you
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>>35536244
post a webm for form check
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>>35536934
>>35536934
don't have one right now, might do next time
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