Hello, this is my first post here.Allow me a brief CV.42 yo male,lifted from age 18 to 27 actively,used mostly the 90’s bodybuilding bro splits.Hurt badly my left shoulder from ego bench press, then studies,boredom etc-not any real excuse.At 40 i decided to grab the barbell again.Initially I tried SL 5x5,hit a wall after 5 months,tried GSLP for 3 months, it carried me well,then I tried Madcow 5x5,I followed it 100% to the point, but it buried me, 3 months no progress.
I made the change to 5/3/1 with FSL after reading Beyond a month ago.So far I’m satisfied.
My question is: which program do you folks recommend for a person at my age?
My goals are to come as close as possible to my best ever lifts,that is approx 115kg x 5 BP,150Kg x5 squat,170Kg x5 DL.
Should I worry about too low/too high weekly volume?How often should I deload?what would be a realistic annual progression?what should I do if I stall?
Lastly,would it be wise to try the BBB or BBS challenges?
I’d like a fair opinion from the coach himself too if possible.Thanks a lot.