I forget how long I've actually been training under the "laws" of body building, but I think it's like 3 mos or something now.
I have to say that I've made some nice strength gains, and even some visible (and not just to me) gains. It's particularly evident my my chest and arms.
The thing is that over the last few weeks I haven't made those strength and size gains that I've gotten use too. Is it typical to plateau out after the first few months or so so that gains get tougher?
One thing I know that is contributing is that I'm not eating quite enough. I'm still getting more protein and calories than I would have before I started, but I need to do a better job of keeping up with it.
Also, is it ok to mix things up a little? I have been doing 3x8 sets. Last workout I went heavier weight and did 4x5. Is this ok for a period of time to just relieve boredom and overload the muscle movement, or should I stick with 3x8?
I know it isn't that important HOW MUCH I'm lifting, but just to give you an idea... when I started I was using 50lbs for flat dumbell presses. After moving up in weight this week I was lifting 100lb's. Yea, it was a difficult, and a few sets went closer to a good 3 than 5. Everything else has gone up pretty much in the same ratio (but not quite double on everything arnolds are wicked hard with +80 for me haha). Right direction or go back?
Have a good one.
Thanks for any intelligent insight.