for bi's it might take awhile b/c ( I bet) you are already lifting too heavy with incorrect form (b/c 90% of people do this, and you're new)Biceps and chest I have not been able to add any weight
Idk how but I missed the bolded above. Just my guess but that weight it too heavy for you. Go down in weight and do it without moving your elbow and be sure to extend your arm.. Except for dips. I use to need the machine assist, now i can do them quite easily. This was most surprising to me.
Quite frustrating that im still at the same weight.
I assume bicep will be the hardest to add weight because the weight increments will be in the 5 pounds, which is a large % of the 25 or 30 pound dumbell im curling now.
My bench press could be mental. Im pretty scared to add weight without a spotter. Should i be benching on the smith machine instead?
Back and shoulders not really sure, will find out in a couple of days though when i try to increase weight.
And when you say you can't increase weight on a lift what does that mean? Let's say you can BB bench press 135 10 times, you can't do 145 even once?