Finally have hit a 600 deadlift! At 22 and 235lbs I’m fairly happy with this milestone. But I am not strong, my quest to become strong continues.
Now, I’ve been following 5/3/1 religiously since I was 19 and have had bumps in the road with my military career (deployments, field time, organized PT, ect.) but I am finally out. With this new PR I think it’s time to restructure how I do things. As far as the other 3 lifts, they’re still increasing and have been going up higher because I don’t over think accessories now and just do them, heavy.
My concern mostly is my deadlift. It seems now on my 5+ days I will pull anywhere from 5 to 8 at the most, then hit the minimum on my 3 and 1 days unless I take a week off before a PR attempt.
Instead of program hopping and becoming a worry-wat I am simply deadlfting every other week still following the 5/3/1 protocol. I’ll simply be doing 1-2 extra sets of accessories on the week I’m not deadlifting (GM’s, Hyper extensions, hamstring isolation).
I’ve known what works for me so far in the game, but now that I pull a lot more than I use to I need to take a step back, rethink things and get some insight from lifters who know much more than I. Getting this far without any bands, partials, deficits, ect. has always felt strange to me. I have friends who can’t deadlift 400 yet and focus too much on all the variations. Truth be told I never once did 5x10 for deadlifts, I knew it would be too much volume for me from the start. To this point it has been deadlifts with the 5/3/1 scheme, 5/3/1 squats and 5x5 after, deadlift accessories and food.
My question is this, should I go ahead and deadlift everyother week (I can squat heavy week after week no problem) or deadlift within the 5/3/1 scheme one week then the next do some sort of variation or light deadlifting (3x10 @ 60% for example)?
Thank you in advance!