i'm wondering about auto regulation in my training. After a year off I started training again in April, wanting to gain former strength back, I began by following 531, and things were comming back slow and steady, but when i switched my squat training to a smolov typ routine, my squat jumped forward, it seems by a 100Lbs in 3-5 weeeks.
The point being in my case I think I'm leaving lots of weight on the table using 531 and going up 10Lbs a month. My total is down 500Lbs from my best, and I feel by implementing some sort of autoreg, it could come back faster.
MattyXL had mentioned this to me in my log a couple months ago, but I brushed it off, thinking 531 was my best path, but my ears are open now Matty
This is what I
m thinking, stick to the same routine Im on, but instead of having number
s written down for the day, just ramp up in 5s, or 3s, or 1s, so on 5s week ramp up till I cant get 5, fail on rep 3-4, then drop 10% and do my 3x5 at that weight, this will allow me to gain strength faster I hope.
My strength seems to be comming back in spurts, ands my squat has shot ahead since i took it off 531. looking for advice from anyone who
s tried this type of training, or whos been strong, and then come back from a layoff Thanks jake