Hi guys, I have done madcow int 5x5 for the past 11 weeks. Ive seen marked improvements 5rm on deadlift went from 330-405, about the same for squat, and bench went from 225-270. This is at a body weight of 160.
My deadlift seems like it could still improve however I think my body is needing a break and im gonna stall out soon.
How long would one recommend as time off lifting? (I also do a good bit of cardio and martial arts).
Secondly, I was thinking of repeating the program since it worked so well, and adding box squats instead of regular. What percentage of my regular squat max would my box squat max be roughly? Or is it better to use box squats for speed work, maybe the middle day of the program?