Originally Posted by JasonArius
I would recommend that you track as much as possible throughout your day. If you are tracking what you are doing then you can tweak different parts of your exercises as well as your diet. Sometimes taking a week off to let all of your muscles recuperate helps break out of a plateau. Other people say just keep doing heavy compound exercises and work through it and keep at it. I hope this insight helps you out a little. Good luck and get home safe!
I don't keep any logs when I lift. Personally I feel that I dont really need to, but I try to switch things up to try and trigger strength gains. Right now I'm sticking to the dumbbells for bench presses. I've noticed its been hitting some different muscles a lot better than the bar has been. It's been about a week and half and I've gone from being a little shaky with 100's to clearing 120's pretty well. I'll stick to it until I clear the 140's then I'm out of DB's to move, and go back to the bar and see if it helped me any.