I did my second meet on Saturday. Didn't get the total I wanted but I manged to get a 5lb squat PR, 10lb deadlift PR and add 80lbs to my total since July. My numbers still aren't anywhere near impressive but I worked pretty hard for them so I feel good about the results.
I used the Strength Challenge template with FSL assistance work again. I really like this template and would recommend it for meet prep.
Moving forward one thing I really want to do is improve my squat. Squat is my weakest lift and I think it's really holding my total back. My plan was to run a vanilla 531 6 week cycle and then run one 4 week cycle of Smolov jr to really focus on refining and building my squat. I would be using FSL as the assistance for the 6 week cycle so I will be squatting two times a week. After finishing the Smolov Jr I would go back to 531 6 week cycle.
Before starting that I wanted to ask if anyone had advice on how to program 531 with a heavy focus on squat.