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  • Lifting Stalls in Squats, Bench & Overhead Press

    I'm not sure if this is considered a stall or not, I read a lot a few months back but cannot seem to remember.

    After the above named lifts I just cannot seem to get the entire 5X3. Im stuck!! I thought taking a long (two weeks) off would cure it. It hasn't! Ideas?

  • #2
    take four weeks off

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    • #3
      Originally posted by umm7 View Post
      I'm not sure if this is considered a stall or not, I read a lot a few months back but cannot seem to remember.

      After the above named lifts I just cannot seuem to get the entire 5X3. Im stuck!! I thought taking a long (two weeks) off would cure it. It hasn't! Ideas?
      What's your age, starting and current weight, diet, and current lifts?

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      • #4
        What Quikky asked and what are your supplemental exercises? What type of a program are you doing?

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        • #5
          Doing SS, 36, Woman, 170lbs, 5'6"
          Diet is ok, I stopped counting calories, it was becoming obsessive. When I stopped I started dropping fat, really slowly, but still. I usually eat under maintenance. I eat protein and veggies for lunch and dinner. I skip breakfast. I don't eat wheat. I drink 2 cups of coffee (2 shots espresso and half and half) twice a day, 1 ts sugar. 6-8 cups of water daily.

          Bench 70 lbs
          Squat 85 lbs
          Overhead 55 lbs (no cleans)
          Deadlift 130 lbs

          How does knowing the lbs (or lack thereof) help? My numbers are too low it seems to me to make any difference.

          Awhile back I stopped and started again with my squat because it wasn't a full squat, and my knees were bothering me. Now I go all the way down as in like a toddler does and my knees don't hurt.

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          • #6
            Your overhead press isn't bad. Your squat is kinda light.

            When you miss, what happens? Are you missing at the bottom and having to crawl out from under? Are you just failing to squat to depth? Are you feeling scared at the top and just giving up? Are you grinding out the third rep and then thinking you won't be able to do the fourth and fifth?
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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            • #7
              Perhaps give yourself more rest, more time for the body to make it's adjustments. If you cut the cycle of repair and rebuild short you're doing yourself no favours

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              • #8
                How much should my squat be? Or what would be a heavy squat? I have only been lifting for a few months and I started with just the bar.

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                • #9
                  If you are following Starting Strength you would be putting more weight on every time you squatted. It seems kinda low compared to your deadlift.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #10
                    I started over with my squats a month or so back. I wasn't squatting full.

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                    • #11
                      Are you confident in your form? Are you sure you're performing everything correctly? Your overhead press isn't far off mine but your squat is very light...... odd.

                      Play around. I hate volume. My sets are generally 6 reps. But when I stall, sometimes I use volume to get out of it. I've been doing volume for bench lately because my bench sucks and is improving so slowly.

                      I think have fun, especially if you're still new. Don't worry too much, just get in there, enjoy it, make sure you're doing it right, do some volume, do some high weight low volume, and I think it should come with a bit more time.
                      Current weight lost: 82.9lb (37.6kg)

                      Current PRs:
                      Bench: 45kg/99lb
                      Squat: 100kg/220lb
                      Deadlift: 120kg/265lb

                      My blog
                      My journal

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                      • #12
                        Eating under maintenance will stall you out. If you want to make gains you gotta eat. Rippetoe, the guy who developed SS, recommends a gallon of whole milk a day. Now, he recommends that for young males trying to add mass, but the principle still holds. If you want to get stronger, you have to eat.

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                        • #13
                          I may have misunderstood but from what I read you haven't been lifting for more that 6 months? If that's the case I wouldn't worry about it. Weight typically doesn't drop in a linear fashion. Keep working posture and movement patterns to increase stability and muscle activation.

                          By the way very well done on the squats! From what you're saying the "toddler" squat is a full ass to grass, hamstring cover the calves squat. Now that you're working a full squat your initial weight will go down because you're now strengthening new stabilizers and a larger range of motion but keep at it! That's awesome!

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                          • #14
                            Yes, less than 6 months. Yes, thighs touch calves every one! It's really really taxing and I'm not adding weight like I was when doing half squats, I had thought that I would. Should I just stay at the same weight until I can do 3X5? Then add?

                            Thank you for the encouragement!

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