Ok, who took away my Bench?
I have been having some awesome workouts recently - I have been able to concentrate totally on my training (and eating) the last 6 weeks and have made some great gains in size and strength.
Everything is going great... except my bench strength!
Now, usually when I embark upon a 12 week shape up my bench starts at about 90kg x 10 and moves up easily and rapidly till at about week 10 I am pushing 110kg x 8 or so - This has been about 4 years since I last done this but I was expecting similar results or better seeing as I have the time and good diet to do things right.
My bench has been stuck at 90kg x 8 for 4 weeks now and it just keeps feeling damn heavy!
my chins have gone from 3 x 8 bodyweight to 3 x 10 with 10kg strapped to me. Squat, Shoulder press, Rows all up as well.
I did a Creatine load last week and did dumbells instead of bench to give myself a rest - I put on 6 pound with the creatine load and felt full and strong and I fully expected the 90kg to fly up, but .. nothing! ground out 8 again with great difficulty.
Not too bothered as I am bursting out of my t shirts and feel great but I am curious as to why this is happening! anyone else experienced similar?
I am going to go back down to 80kg and build up again from there next week. Oh, the humiliation!