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    Default Gaining size but my strength is lacking?

    Hey guys, itís my first post on here, Iím 23, 190lbs and Iíve been lifting pretty consistently for 5 years now for reference. Iím up 30+lbs since then and Iím pretty happy with how I far Iíve come, especially my appearance. I know Iíve gained a ton of size . but my strength is awful for how much effort and time Iíve spent in the gym. My max bench is around 205lbs, squat is around 295lbs and overhead press is maybe 115lbs.

    My younger brother is 19 years old, half the size of me and within a year heís passed my ďnumbersĒ by a lot. He can rep 225 on the bench, shoulder press 135 for reps easy and out squat me. He was always a very small guy as well. I canít undersrand how much strength heís gained in that short amount of time. But Iím sure that anyone thatís spent 5 years in the gym should have pretty solid numbers. I always thought strength usually comes first and size follows that. But itís been the exact opposite for me. Maybe Iím focused on the numbers too much but it feels like I should be a lot stronger than I am now.

    Any tips or ideas as to whatís going on? Iíve tried a lot of different workouts/rep ranges and so on. Iíve always liked to keep my rep ranges around 6-8 on most exercises. My life goal has always been to be big and 200+lbs, I donít care to be ďshreddedĒ but not fat looking either.

    Thanks for any replies.
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    Have you tried using creatine? For hard training people like yourself it is a good supplement to use as it increases muscle strength and improves recovery time.

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    Takes time my man

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    Iron supplements(this has a limit) or frosted shredded mini wheats has its and sunlight or a and d cream. Then with the extra oxygen can create blood clots so essentia alkaline water has an ingredient known to prevent auto immune disease(blood clots). Either that or stay the way you are and have him slow down, he looks like he had too much oxygen and might cause an accident.

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    You look fit! Nice work!

 

 

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