You probably know my story by now... was 175lb a year ago, got into a massive car wreck that should have killed me, and a month ago I began forcing myself back into the gym. Here's the problem:
I started lifting again a month ago for the first time in a year, so I went back to Rippetoe's. Still having a lot of flexibility issues and pain, but was working through it. Things were progressing great, upping the bigger lifts 10lb each workout, deadlifts 15. Then, something happened. I went from 10lb increases per workout to not making any progress at all on most of my lifts. No transition in between. No progress slowing, just straight into a stall on pretty much every lift I'm doing. My diet is in order, and I'm getting 8 hours of sleep a night. If it were one day I'd attribute it to an off day, but the past 3 workouts have been like this.
I can think of only one thing that MIGHT be influencing this: I was on Rippetoe's for a looong time before my accident, because I was still seeing gains from the program. Perhaps it could be that my body adapted to the program quickly because of my history, and that this will be solved by finding a new program.
That's the only idea I've got, I've never experienced or heard of anything like this. I'm going to start looking into a new program, but what other insight can you offer?
On a more minor note I'm about to begin taking creatine, and can at least count on that to help get me going again. But I need to find out what's causing this first, not just start taking supplements and ignoring the problem.