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 …