The routine I followed had Push ups, alternating pull/chins and inverted row...
When I first started lifting I could barley do a single dip on a good day, last week I managed 30xBW and could probably of pushed a few more.
My bench is terrible and my weakest point, i have a problem with my right shoulder and the general opinion in the gym is a weak rotator cuff so ive been doing Joe Defrancos rotator cuff warm up, its some where on youtube and ill see if it helps matters at all, any advice from people on here is also welcomed.
Also since stopping stronglifts i switch from regular deadlift to sumo and that alone has allowed me to add more weight and taken away strain from my lower back
OHP = 165lbs x 4
Bench = 264lbs x 1
Deadlift = 363lbs x 1
Squat = 418lbs x 4
Deadlift is pretty low compared to your squats, you have back trouble or something going on there? I had a similar imbalance for a while due to forearm/grip problems.
I just never took the deadlift seriously thoughout stronglifts, rarely added weight to the bar, it wont take long for me to up the numbers on that though.
One of the problems i had was when i started out I was weak so after squatting 5x5 my lower back was tight as hell making deadlifting difficult, now i have a seperate day for deadlifts that shouldnt be a problem, infact my lower back back is never sore/tight after squats anymore im assuming this is because they have become accustomed to the workload as my form is good.
My grip strength is also pretty poor so I have to use wraps
Managed 440lbs today for 3 reps, have a video but im not sure how to upload it on here... Pretty proud of my self, I managed to upload it to facebook but every one just seems to ask if I **** my self lol
Also got a 385lbs deadlift on monday so thats coming along nicely, my grip strength is awful though specially with a thick bar.
I really need to work on that
Get some Captains of Crush grippers to work your grip. How are you failing with straps? Are you setting them up properly?
Ah, when you wrote that your grip strength was awful, I assumed you meant it was limiting your deadlift.