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    Default Am i lacking strength ?

    Hello everyone , im 18 , 5'10 and 67kg , ive been working out for a month , ive seen some really good changes in my body everything working good except for one thing which is bench pressing ,,,
    FOR EXAMPLE : my barbell curls i started with 10kg max now i can do 25kg , shoulders i started 5kg and now 12,5kg ,
    triceps just like biceps , back is also great ,, but my chest i feel like i haven`t improved much on my bench press , started with 7.5kg plates max and now im at 12.5kg and i feel like im stuck there , yesterday i tried the 15kg plates i did 3 reps and my arms started shaking and i couldn`t continue , my goal is the 20kg plates , i really want to know if it takes some time to earn or im just weak or over-gassed ,,,
    PS : my chest looks way bigger and more packed than what i started with and the size is what makes me think i should be bench pressing 20kg plates

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    The reason you may have not increased is lack of form or proper range of motion on your lifts
    Drop your ego and focus on completing the lofts correctly
    I highly suggest you watch the elite FTs videos on the big 3 lifts and do a starting strength routine
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    I agree, after only a month of training you should be concentrating more on technique, range of motion and time under tension, thats when your muscles will really start growing.
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    also it's often the case that the bench is the slowest to progress but if you gain weight your bench will most likely increase; they are highly correlated.

 

 

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