I'll try to respond to your excellent points the best I can:
first week (5) I would only get 6 maybe 7 reps, second week (3) I would only 4 maybe 5 reps, third week (1) I would only get 2 maybe 3 on my best days (with good form of course)
I felt I was going nowhere and the weights were becoming to high for my body size. Also it felt hard progressing cycle to cycle. So I decided to reboot the all thing and emphasize the body weight gain side while keep doing my strength program.
yes, exactly, I would say fairly light . I get to the end of the workouts but also I am beat (remember I am doing 15 to 20 rep on my last set plus the BBB)
well honestly I was feeling not big enough to keep progressing on 531, I felt I needed to gain weight in order to lift more weight, that is why my drastic approach ..
Is it working? well I feel it kind of is, even though the squat and deadlift are progressing I am not sure I am doing more good than harm .. that is why I seeking for help here for a more experienced opinion on what I am doing
That is exactly what I based my approach on! I read that, felt challenged, and put it in my program right away. Now I see you only have to get the prescribed amount of reps of that particular week and then move on to BBB. The only problem at the end of my workout I am still fairly fresh!
And this is exactly my dilemma. No extra reps + BBB = no strength gains (at least for me, I plateaued that way). Extra reps + no BBB = am I really working out? and finally Extra reps + BBB (5x10 all sets at 75% of my TM)= am I on the right path ?