Been back on 531 for 3 cycles now since running a year on 5x5 ....
I'm currently on cycle 4 and halfway through the 5s week ..,
Been smashing PRs on all 4 lifts over the last 3 cycles and everything is progressing nicely.
Slightly concerned about my squat though ...
At the end of Last cycle I ended with 5 good reps on my 1+ week which I was really happy with on 115kg
But yesterday on my 5+ week I could only hit 5 reps on 110kg and it was a grinder.
Training max last cycle was 120kg and this cycle it's 125kg ...
Not sure what's caused this .... but we are in the middle of a heat wave here in the U.K and it's been 32 degrees the last couple of days. I don't cope well in hot weather so I'm hoping it's just this that's affecting me and not some sudden strength loss.
Everything is on point otherwise ... I'm eating well and using the BBB template
OHP 5 x 10
I also do weighted chin ups between all my 5x10 sets
I'm just wondering if I should put this squat session down to a bad day and the heat or if I should reset a couple of cycles for the squat TM.
No problems with the other lifts ....
I know I can usually get a good 7 reps on a 120 kg squat when fresh ...
But after the first 2 work sets on 65% and 75% i just didn't have it in me to hit a PR
I'm deloading every 7th week ....