Hey guys I am no where near as big or strong as most of the people on here so bare with the light weight I am going to be talking about.
I am 19 years old, 5'7", 150, under 10% body fat, and I have been weight lifting now consistent for about 3 years. My max bench press is around 260-270 but I haven't maxed out in about a good month. My current goal is to reach a one rep max of 300 by the end of June. Over the past year I have made consistent gains in size and strength. I have gained about 15 pounds, and put on about 40 pounds to my max bench press. But, over the past month I haven't noticed any real strength gains in the bench press department.
Currently for Flat bench I warm-up w/ 135 and flys. Then I do 185x10, 205x6, then I try to do 225x5, 225x5 then 185x8. For 185 and 205 I touch my chest just fine. But, over the past month when i put on 225 I haven't once completed both sets and when I rep it out I only do half-reps like a *****. Then today for instance I felt weaker and only did 225x3 half reps. I have been lifting straight now for about 8 months w/ no break. Does my body just need a break? Is that why I am not seeing strength gains? Anyone I am getting worried I am starting to get really off track and that I am not going to be able to reach my goal by the end of June.
If there's any advice anyone can give me that would be great. I can also give additional information if anyone needs it. (Nutrition, workout plan, etc) Thanks.