Alright guys, help me out here. I need some new training ideas to increase my strength. I'm 26 and have been lifting seriously for almost 2 years. In that time I have put on some size and added some strength. But I'm not satisfied with my current level of strength. I try to stick with exercises like squats, deadlifts, and bench presses-you know, compound movements. I guess my goal is to get my bench press consistently to the 300 + range. Currently, my benchmax hovers between 250-275. I deadlifted 270 for 3 reps the other day. I'd like to get that up to 350-400 range consistently. It seems like I take 2 steps forward and 1 step back.
I'm not really worried about striations and shape at this time. Although eventually I may focus on that aspect of my training, first I want to get my strength at an acceptable level. Could you guys throw out some possible routines that would allow me to focus on these 3 exercises (squat, deadlifts, and bench presses)? I'm trying to decide on a set/rep scheme that is conducive to gaining raw strength. Also, I'm trying to decide how many days rest are necessary. I know these things will vary somewhat from person to person but let me hear some ideas. What's worked for you guys?