When Did You Plateau?

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  1. Janderson Jilva

    Janderson Jilva Green Belt

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    I know a lot of you have probably seen many threads about this for a while, but I was just curious about what many of you have experienced.

    I have been avidly weight lifting for almost two years now I started when i was 17 and seriously had to start from scratch

    I mean I was straight out pathetic I could barely unrack the 45 pound bar.

    Now I'm 19 and maxing out at 225 which I know is probably not a lot for most of you.

    I just had my biggest gain ever I went from maxing out at 185 to 225 in just about 2 months which to me was incredible basing on how I started.

    My goal is to be benching 315 by the Summer..

    The point of this thread was about Plateauing.

    When did you guys begin to Plateau? I haven't hit that part yet but I was just curious on how some of you guys dealt with it and around when.
     
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    ben236 Silver Belt

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    I do P90X!!!! With muscle confusion, I never Plateau :icon_twis
     
  3. Janderson Jilva

    Janderson Jilva Green Belt

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    well i remember for a while when I reached 135lbs there was about a good month where I just wasn't seeing any results at all then I started seeing progress all of the sudden.

    It's weird.
     
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    Wait, this is about benching?


    How are your other lifts coming along?
     
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    guilineseguy Black Belt

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    I have progressed very little in my benching. Just because I do not focus on it enough. I am more a squat, deadlift guy. And I love the over head press.
     
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    My bench press is my strongest exercise

    I have been working on my legs but I'm still not as strong as I could be

    I can squat 135lbs.

    Yes I know....

    Deadlift I can't give you an exact number but Ill let you know this week.

    I just love the bench press makes you feel awesome.
     
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    ha i got dubbed for starting a thread like this. most of the older guys on this forum get a little sore when this gets brought up, because they know they are on the downward slide. (I know that 99% of them would still kick my ass even though they are slowing down)

    In terms of lifting, you can get stronger well into your thirties, and the same for endurance.

    But in terms of speed and power, I would say 24-26 is the average peak of a male. Look at male sprinters and when NBA players reach their vertical peak.

    And please mods...don't dub me again for posting my opinion.
     
  8. milano

    milano I am the Walrus

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    That's embarrassing.
     
  9. Janderson Jilva

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    yep.

    But I'm still a newb

    so its all good :icon_chee
     
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    How much can you curl tho, brah?
     
  11. Janderson Jilva

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    on the dumbbells usually the 40s

    on the curling bar usually the 25s
     
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