I’ll try and keep this short and simple.
Lifting in a gym for 3 years, 1 year bro lifting, 2.5 years of SS/5x5/531.
Found my form to not be so good, so now I’m doing SS-intermediate (bodyweight exercises after) with strict form.
I don’t know my 1RM, nor do I feel like I should but here are my stats:
All squats/DL are on barefeet.
Squats: 235x5 with maybe a bit of butt winking
Deadlifts:265x5 (This is my current work weight, but I feel like I can do more)
Power Cleans: 115x5
BF: Guestimate of 15-18%
I’ve been around this weight for the last year and haven’t been able to get passed this for some reason. I’ve been doing the traditional SS workout regimen ABA/BAB.
Important things I need to consider are: Cardio. I don’t do any cardio unless you count KB workouts. Variety, other than the compound workouts, body weight exercises (pullups, dips, leg raises, etc.) I don’t do anything else, moreover a weak core, and stretching, I stretch before and after, but I’m tight in a lot of places as well as have muscle imbalances, IE my anterior pelvic tilt.
My goal is to become stronger, faster, and more powerful. I like MMA and basketball when it comes to sports. I don’t care about having that beach body, just want a more healthier and stronger body and mind.
Should I start doing upper and lower splits coupled with assistance exercise to help the areas that I’m weak at? Or should I begin 5x5/531 again with proper form? I’m not sure what to do and would love advice and words of wisdom.
P.S. I also have many form videos dating from when I began to now if anyone wants to see them.