Record your body weight along with some general measurements so that you know what your starting numbers are. I could see many people just not really knowing what putting their full force into the lift is. Basically, the weight you lift in phase 1 should put you at failure on the last rep, with the limited rest period. Well that would make you look like a bodybuilder. B L E S S E D Four years separate these two … Inb4 this guy was using kilos instead of pounds. (self.Fitness). well i knew a guy who was 200-220 i believe who couldnt even bench a skinny bar (20lbs) 3 times....im not even kidding.. [–]necrosythe 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). I gained weight quickly, but that's only because I was underweight before and I had started eating more regularly. [–][deleted] 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (2 children). i dont lift weights but i do many many sets of chin ups(3 types), tricep dips, and push ups. After a little over two years of weight lifting, Instagram user @sameetayyy has reaped major results. Sooner than 2 yrs though. In addition to that you need to make sure that you’re consuming enough calories. Trust me - I was waiting for the results too in the beginning. Within 10 years of proper training, the average guy should be able to achieve the following levels of strength in these core exercises. -1st 2 pics: My progress, the 1st pic is 8wks pp, the second is 6 months later (I had lost the weight but not made it to the gym), 3rd pic is 6 months after the 2nd with 6 months of weight lifting (15mo pp).-The 3rd pic is of my ab progress with 1yr between photos. And weight lifting? It's not going to happen over night, [–]DareIzADarksidePowerlifting 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children), I was going off strictly what your post said about squat and DL. [–]kom1er -2 points-1 points0 points 5 years ago (2 children). I'm 4 months in and just want to share my journey!! Took me ages to get my form down right, and it's still my weakest lift. He has a point here. ya I doubt he started squatting at 95kg or benching at 85kg... [–]fopdoodle13Powerlifting 8 points9 points10 points 5 years ago (4 children). MFP has been amazing with motivation!! That way we can see if you're adequately stressing your muscles. What if I only weigh 150? For some examples (please don't bust my balls about this, I know they are low): My strength has improved a small amount, but it's not nearly what I would expect after 3 months of consistent weightlifting and a strict diet. i started out with 5-6 months ago with dumbbells because i was too weak to put anything on the bar so i didn't want to look like a the newbie just benching the bar. [–]Sig_Curtis 19 points20 points21 points 5 years ago (9 children). [–]NOMMING 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago* (0 children). [–]BBlenkyOlympic Weightlifting 50 points51 points52 points 5 years ago (12 children). Thanks! These things take time, motivation and a lot of dedication but you will get there! Are you eating enough? I just don't get it. I haven't taken any progress pics, but I have been wondering if perhaps there is a difference that I'm just not noticing. Highly Advanced Weight Lifting Goals. However you will still build strength. Am I expecting to see results too soon? Weight lifters lift and runners run. Right now you should be eating more calories than you burn and be in a caloric surplus. I've finally stuck with something for more than 3 weeks during this up and down weight in college. I've found that having someone there (either a friend or just some random person) really helps break out of the mental block of even trying or a physical limit to squeeze out 1 or 2 more reps I wouldn't have tried alone. I’ve found that you can follow a good routine for 12-16 weeks (not months) before needing to worry about switching things up. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (1 child). 2. What gives? My next task is … i am a girl, i've also been lifting for 3 months and my current DL is 155lbs at 5x5. Workout C. Flat Bench Press: 4x6-10: 120lbs to 135lbs - Wide Grip Military Press: 4x6-10: 80lbs to 90lbs - Incline Hammer Grip Dumbbell Chest Press: 3x8-10: 40lbs to 45lbs - Decline Pushup: 3xfailure: bodyweight. not going to be disputable. At your weight and height and you can't possibly be struggling at that level, [–]x-rainy 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). 25. You can use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your upper arms, your forearms, your upper thighs, and your calves. Nobody said it would be easy, and that's why it is envied, [–]StraightNoIce 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). In one study, leaving several hours between waking up and lifting weights had the effect of reducing repetition strength (the number of reps you’re able to do with a given weight) by 15% in the squat, and 6% in the bench press [ 1 ]. Saturday 2020-11-21 1:52:07 am : Weight Lifting Before And After 3 Months | Weight Lifting Before And After 3 Months | | Losing-To-Live-Weight-Loss [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (6 children), [–]40_SHADES_OF_RAYBodybuilding 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (5 children), [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (4 children). Also form should be second nature by now, dont worry so much about it and move on. Repeat! Don't be afraid to lift heavy and EAT, ladies!!! Also I'd look at your nutrition. Now, I'm 130 pounds, but can squat 180, deadlift 225, and bench 110. [–]OnlytheLonely123 -1 points0 points1 point 5 years ago (0 children). Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. You should follow a proper beginner program, not just winging it yourself. you are possibly not getting enough sleep, or food. Not helping him actually lift the bar. Rest between exercises should be about 3 minutes. I'm starting to get frustrated with going to the gym and not looking different. If you think about it, that's really not that much. To be honest, if general strength in these movements is your goal, the eccentric shouldn't be all that slow either. If you’re aggressive with your workouts, but don’t consume the right foods, you’ll significantly limit your size and strength gains. Lifting 3x a week and cardio 3x per week will improve your general health, but isn't enough of a training stimulus to reveal a really jacked/ripped body. 3 months is way too soon. Lift on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or any three non-consecutive days each week. Do you have an injury that you haven't disclosed? After three sets my shoulders are burning like crazy. There's a huge difference between a slow eccentric and a controlled eccentric portion. HTH I used to do a high rep program and while I was enjoying the change in my body type, I wasn't making much progress with strength. I have made some really great gains and am achieving the body shape that I'm looking for, which is great, but my actual strength has barely improved at all. Deadlift: started at 5x5 @ 75lb, now at 1x3 @ 140. I'm going to guess your plate math is fucked, your deadlift form is fucked, or something equally wrong is off here. If you want to increase strength, do a strength program. what is this 'strict diet' you mention? [–]DareIzADarksidePowerlifting 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (3 children), If you're lifting with poor form, you will not excel. Dumbbell shoulder press went from 2x20lb to 2x25lb. But that's probably part of it. I see guys who look like they have half as much muscle as I do, rocking through 185lb benches like nothing. imo most likely thing is maybe just mental block. is there any progressive overload occurring? train more for strength, move to a 5x5, eats lots of protein, also eat more if you want better gains. How slow? Can some people put on muscle but not be very strong? Funny enough, by the time I noticed results, I had given up on constantly looking for them and I was working out just because I enjoyed it. What youre doing would be like playing the tutorial mission on a video game over and over. If not I'm going to call this a mental block rather than physical. NSuns 4 Day Variant ~ 6 Months and still going. Drink some water beforehand and have some available during the workout. What are your fitness goals? You get fantastic results from low rep, heavy weight lifting not ONLY as a man, but absolutely also as a woman. My workout included weight training all my body parts, except I didn’t do squats and dead lifts. how often do you lift? your body needs a stimulus to which it must adapt. i had a similar problem and i think i'm just now getting past it. It's fine if you're not, but remember to cut down on your calories while you are trying focusing on fat loss. How much are you worrying about proper form? Workout for an hour [I lift weights 6 days a week and have recently incorporated a day for core/cardio on my rest day] Eat my first meal around 5PM, stop eating by 7PM. 4. The physical changes will come with the strength gain. At 6ft 175 pounds it sounds like some of it may be a mental game too. I suggest following an actual workout program; they're designed for you to progress as the weeks go on. 3 months into weightlifting.. Making good gains but barely improved strength. My asthma was extremely hard to deal with due to my weight gain which motivated me further to participate in this challenge. [–]fopdoodle13Powerlifting 8 points9 points10 points 5 years ago (0 children). This way, a day's workout shouldn't last longer than an hour. But, if you leave it until the afternoon or evening before you train, chances are you won’t be able to lift as much weight or do as many reps. squats, deadlifts). After completing a four month bulking phase, she got down to her lowest weight of 65kg, adding it was the best thing she has ever done. That will probably help, too. What is your starting point (age, height, weight, any other relevant info)? OHP: 5x5@35 to 5x3 @ 55. They would just be compensating for the weight he cant lift. 6 Months of Weight lifting Before and After pics All I've done is whey, EFA pills, vitamins, and eating a lot... "clean bulk" I suppose. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. you are doing something very wrong, or are not pushing yourself hard enough. 3 months into weightlifting.. Making good gains but barely improved strength. As others have mentioned here, keep lifting heavy and follow a program where you can track your progress and add in compound lifts (e.g. Welcome to r/Fitness! If you don't get your nutrition down, all the exercise in the world is not going to give you the results you want. In this example, you are only working each muscle group once a week. you must be strong in order to look strong. Having a spotter will help you move the weight you probably should be pushing. [–]Trapone 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children), Need heavier weight less reps per set. 1. I've been weightlifting consistently for 3 months, after an extended period of just doing cardio. It's either you think you are way bigger than you actually are, your form is fucked, or you just aren't pushing yourself. I have gone up in the weights I can lift, but I don't see any difference. Do a few minutes of walking as a warm-up before, and cool-down after, your session. [–][deleted] 6 points7 points8 points 5 years ago (0 children). My weight has stayed constant since I began lifting. [–]HaughtPockets 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). It seems like all the girls at my gym have perfect defined lean muscles, even the ones who lift less than I do. Barbell Squat: body weight x 2.5; Barbell Bench Press: body weight x 1.9; Barbell Deadlift: body weight x 3; Pull-up / Chin-up: body weight … [–]docfaustusWeight Lifting 5 points6 points7 points 5 years ago (2 children), [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (1 child), [–]docfaustusWeight Lifting 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). I wouldn't be able to make any progress either if I was that worried about it. Before you begin your workout plan, create your goal with a goal tracker. I changed to doing the SL 5x5 and my strength increases are much more noticeable now and I enjoy lifting a lot more as well. Post a form check. [–][deleted] 14 points15 points16 points 5 years ago (0 children), [–][deleted] 9 points10 points11 points 5 years ago* (0 children). Time to lower the weight and get your form in check. After you are comfortable failing, you can move up to lift heavy weight. Add these two together and it wouldn't be hard to see why you wouldn't make very much progress. If you are doing 8 or more you are doing too many if you want to increase how much you can lift. 3-5 or 10-12? If you are consistent with exercise and nutrition, expect to see decent progress in one year. On deads, you pretty much want to do a controlled drop if you aren't doing touch and go reps. As far as proper form goes, it could be that you have worse form than you think but it sounds like it is just as likely that you are so concerned with form that you aren't progressing because even the slightest sensation of "offness" in your form is making you decide that you shouldn't progress. —Leah, @leah.bo.beah Less than 5 repetitions trains the body's cns to decrease inhibition and allows for more muscle fiber recruitment. You don't have to lift to failure, but you'll be able to fight for those extra reps because you will know that you can, and you'll be familiar with proper bail techniques. If you're not sure try tracking what you eat for a few days and see if you're getting enough macronutrients, especially protein! It feels AWESOME when you deadlift 5 reps of really heavy weight. Have confidence bump the weight up do less reps. i was eating 1500-1700 calories a day when i really needed 2-2.3k calories a day even on a sedentary lifestyle. I ask because when do squats, bench, or deads, the concentric portion of the lift should be as fast and explosive as you can make it every time. it may be due to diet. "Before, I was 150 pounds of no muscle, and I wasn't happy with my body. A two to three week break is sufficient to allow the body to recover from a hard and heavy weight training cycle. I started at 85lb benchpress, and my current maximum is 115 (and I struggle with 3 sets of that). After doing your big lifts do dumbell work or cable work (tricep civkbacks, biceps, lat raises, calves, hips...), Or... follow some programming where you write down what you do and strive to increase the weight or add a rep each time you repeat a workout (strong lifts, strong curves, PHUL, thinner leaner stronger...). You might be doing the movements at a ridiculously slow tempo and then taking a deload or refusing to add weight because you twitched or wobbled a tiny bit during a rep. Sorry for the wonky formatting. Lots of people go to the gym 5x a week for years, and never look different-- this is why. These women's before-and-after social media photos show that weight is just a … I lift 3x per week and run 2-3. For example, say you are doing split days during your week with different muscle groups each of the 3 days (back/bi, shoulder/chest/tri, and legs). I focus on slow, deliberate movements, and maintain proper form. How to Measure Weight Training Results. if you aren't getting stronger, not much will change. I started lifting weights in my early 20s, fresh out of Army Basic Training and desperate to get stronger after realizing just how weak I was compared to my male counterparts. Sleeping more is a bit of a tricky one with my work schedule. In this example, you are only working each muscle group once a week. That's just how it is. 3 months is really not long enough for a big change. [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (1 child), it's not nearly what I would expect after 3 months of consistent weightlifting and a strict diet, [–]peanutbreath 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). Would you mind sharing your current routine? After ditching HIIT to go all-in with lifting, it took almost a year for Kathryn to build up her backside. [–]enderkuhr 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (1 child). (Maintain one, perhaps, if your diet's on point.) Obviously when the weight is heavy your bar speed will slow down significantly but the intent should always be to put the maximum amount of force into the bar as possible. Squat: 5x5 @ 15-lb barbells; now at 5x5 @ 85. 4-5x per month = 12-15 times you have worked out each muscle group in 3 months. I don't really have any goals. Anyways, get on a beginner program from the FAQ. If you can't deadlift more than 115, there is something seriously wrong with your form. I am 6 feet tall and 175lbs if that helps. Of course it's a bit different during my weekends but basically I workout in a fasted state and save my eating until late afternoon. Post form checks. With those numbers at that weight, you either don't have nearly as much muscle as you think you do, or you can actually lift more and just don't know it. I find it easy as i just do a set of two every time i get up and walk around the house. [–]Fart_Boy 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). Started with doing 20 min cardio on every workout day and upped it by 10 minutes after each month since january stopping at 60 min, after i reached 60 min each workout which i still do i am trying to push the speed instead, current speed now in december is at 4,6kmh/2,85mph on 10%incline. That will help motivate you to keep going at the gym. [–]malacovics 3 points4 points5 points 5 years ago (0 children). Not bro science. Again, I am very happy that I am meeting my aesthetic goals, and hitting high lift numbers was not one of my goals, but I am still wondering if I could be doing things differently. For context, here's a good infographic talking about the differing levels of work it takes to get lean. No Threads That Are Answered by the Wiki, Searching Threads, or Google, Posts Must Be Specific to Physical Fitness and Promote Useful Discussion, Progress Posts Must Be Detailed and Useful, No Questions Related to Injury, Pain, or Any Medical Topic. This requires a before and an after of a human. Expect to see amazing progress in two years. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. sure. Don't give up, you want to be better today than you were yesterday. how much do you sleep? Don't give up! Click Here for a one-stop shop of our most important resources. See the FAQ/Wiki for details. The first thing he did was add a TON of weight to the moves — after just two weeks, we went up to 20-25 pounds for many of the moves (deadlifts, arm raises), and … i started with 66 lbs. This is when you would incorporate cardio along with your lifting and lower your calories. Obviously the noob gains were strong, I made good progress on SL and Ivysaurs but I really started to enjoy working out so I upped my Frequency to 6 Days a week and possibly made the most asthetic progress on the PPL. It only makes sense to take a break from weight training after 3 to 4 months of steady lifting. A few years ago, the general consensus was that if you wanted to lose fat, you needed to hit the cardio hard. sets of 12 will improve strength, but not as efficiently as sets of (for example) 5. To get the most out of weight training and to avoid an upset stomach, eat one to three hours before exercising. [–]zeal2132 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). no. The first 3-5 months are the most stubborn though, the body is still getting accustomed to the new regime & doesn't respond as well in terms of changing shape. I'm often pleasantly surprised when I compare progress pictures. Hang out in the 4-6 rep range and you will see a strength change, [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). I just want to get stronger and look more defined/less like a soft blob. Wait .. what other kind of "gains" are there other than strength increases? Find a gym buddy. 4-5x per month = 12-15 times you have worked out each muscle group in 3 months. I began my 12 week challenge due to the massive weight gain I encountered after I had injured my back (I was diagnosed with a severe curvature of the spine). Yeah what does a typical days eating look like for you? I've been doing strong curves and love it so far :). Stronglifts 5x5 ~ 3 Months. Gender/Age/Height [Weight Before > Weight After = Total Amount Lost] (Time period in months) Personal title (Example: F/23/5'5" [189lbs > 169lbs = 20lbs] (4 months) Been lurking for a while) Link only to a progresspic image or a collection of progresspic images. Reddit PPL 6 Days a Week ~ 12 Months. Lifting has allowed me to love my body and be proud of what it can accomplish." [–]StuWardMilitary, Powerlifting (Recreational) 5 points6 points7 points 5 years ago (0 children). Are you tracking? Is also recommend focusing on bigger compound lifts and lift heavy! Also take progress pics every few months, I know its annoying but I personally find it hard to notice differences in my body when I see it everyday. calculate your TDE, eat a lot more (healthy food), get good sleep, practice good form, and go to the gym when you feel good enough. Do you lift with a spotter? Ivysaurs 4-4-8 ~ 3 Months. What gives? Focus on learning how to lift explosively and actually apply force into the barbell. Sounds good to me, then. Since you've been following your program for three months, now's a perfect time to switch it up! As long as you are getting stronger, you're doing something right. Physiques start with diet first and foremost. [–]Red_StevensFootball 3 points4 points5 points 5 years ago (0 children), [–]Dr4gonkillaPowerlifting 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). That would make little to no difference. Side Lateral Raise: 3x8-10: 17-1/2lbs to 20lbs - Reflection On Month 3 Try doing more weight with lower reps. I lost a total of 61.6Ibs during the 12 weeks. 135. I do: Bicep curls Tricep pulldowns Shoulder press Pull ups Cable row machine Bench press Leg press Squats Hamstring curl machine Sometimes throw in ab exercise I do 3 sets of 8-12 with the maximum weight I can do. Rest between sets should be about 90 seconds. do you get rest days? I typed this on a phone, and it changed my spacing when I posted it, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, We're a community for female and gender non binary/gender non conforming redditors to discuss fitness, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Why she switched: I switched because I started seeing and reading a lot more about women doing squats and dead-lifting, and they weren’t huge or extremely bulky, and I became very interested in trying this. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 21228 on r2-app-0f62568dd0e31b4c5 at 2020-12-21 02:02:05.404909+00:00 running 406fa40 country code: US. "This took me a solid year of bulking to build the muscle I currently have. I meant as a psychological factor. Your BW to deadlift weight ratio is off and I don't believe that you actually lift that little, I think you're just mistaken about form or adding up the weight or who knows. A Bodybuilder's Comeback Workout: 3 … You can't grow if you neglect either of them. Bench: 5x5 from 45 to 75. So what I tried to say by "heavy, heavy, HEAVY" is that I'm lifting the absolute maximum amount of weight I can manage between 4-6 reps/8-10 reps (depending on the excersize) while keeping proper form and of course not feeling any pain. but before that i do "Insanity" its cardio circuit training and it is as suggested, insane! Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Yet, when it comes to performing cardio before or after lifting, we can look to science for a few suggestions. I started lifting, like, 90 lbs. Lifting weights after eating requires planning. Keep working hard and you'll see the results. 3 months is really not long enough for a big change. I did abs every other day, longer cardio sessions and higher reps with weights. You want a controlled eccentric. Yet you will need to challenge yourself to overcome adaptation. Rendered by PID 21228 on r2-app-0f62568dd0e31b4c5 at 2020-12-21 02:02:05.404909+00:00 running 406fa40 country code: US. [–][deleted] 29 points30 points31 points 5 years ago (0 children). [–][deleted] 14 points15 points16 points 5 years ago (1 child). I focus on slow, deliberate movements, and maintain proper form. just recently i calculated my TDE and added up my calories, and guess what? Is any of this due to genetics or body type? use the following search parameters to narrow your results: General Posting Guidelines (click for more info): and join one of thousands of communities. Is any of this due to genetics or body type? Can some people put on muscle but not be very strong You can get weightlifting results after one session, and you can gain muscle within a week. Is that like, kinda ok? -I focus on slow, deliberate movements, and maintain proper form. "Lifting has changed my body in more than one way," says Leah. i made a lot of noob gains and made it to about 75 ohp/115 bench/135 squat/165 deadlift, but i was stuck at these numbers for 1-2 months. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). if you aren't progressing, then you need to eat, sleep, and/or destress more. Do your research and look at youtube. [–]kom1er 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). [–]celdridge91190 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). 5'6. Noticed a change after a couple of weeks, now its been over a month. Yes. :) I've been doing weight lifting 5 times a week and cardio/LISS 3-4 times a week. This gives me a really good workout, but it doesn't seem to do much for strength. You don't have to kill yourself to get strong and add size, but you do have to push yourself HARD. This is what I think too. I started with 95lb deadlifts (3 sets of 12) and after 3 months I can't do more than 115lbs. While weight lifting provides the stimulus that elicits gains in muscle strength and size, the foods you eat are what fuel those developments. 3. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. When it comes to fitness, the number on the scale doesn't always equal progress. i think you'll start to see progress, i added 10 lb to my bench last week and 10 lb to my squat/deadlift this week. 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