I too must agree with the others. I used to max out HELLA frequently. Upwards of twice a week. Mostly just due to me he being overly excited to test my strength.
I’ve only ever competed once, and played it entirely too safe, because…idk…once I stepped on that platform I became overly anxious.
But, aside from that, my gym numbers were hella high. PRs included. As of now I don’t even go anywhere near a true 1RM. I did perhaps 2 months ago, and once again, got anxious and played it overly safe, leaving what felt like maybe 25-30 extra pounds off the bar.
My training now is quite different from what it once was. My working sets are quite up there, but I made it a point to get the working sets up there.
I can understand, and relate to that feeling of wanting to constantly test how strong you’re getting. However it’s quite easy to burn yourself out doing that, and greatly impede your recovery.
First thing first though, I’d suggest you kind of keep an eye on your weight. I understand weight moves weight, however there’s plenty of “usual” circumstances where you just don’t have to weigh as much as you think you do. I understand you’re quite tall at 6’ 2” though.
Instead, as other advanced folks here have said, don’t try to force in so much intensity (concerning your percentages). I think you’d do exceptionally well getting stronger on working sets. It might suit you well to not even go past 75…maaaaaaaybe 80% on your lifts? For like…a good while. If you’re steadily getting stronger on your working sets, or even handling more and more weight at certain points in time concerning volume, there’s a good chance your 1RM, 90+, and 85+ percentages are definitely going to go up. Considering they’re all related/effected/whatever other word you wanna use.
5/3/1 is freaking great, but I wouldn’t see any harm doing different training setups for a while. There’s Upper/Lower splits, PPL (along with many variations), Westside (also with a few variations), building the Monolith (which is like all the Pwnisher ever talks about on here…well mostly lol), etc.
I’d also suggest maybe toning this down a looooooot. And perhaps even taking away one day of the EOD weight training you do. Wouldn’t see anything wrong with doing something like 3-4 days a week with weight, one day dedicated to cardio or HIT. I say “or” because it might be of benefit for you to prioritize one over the other for sake of your strength pursuits.
I take it you’re not focused on competing or anything, so I’d definitely encourage revising some things, even trying new things, or just…incorporating bits and pieces here and there.
I’m speaking in very general terms because there’s a bunch of things you can do. I’d say it’s up to you as the individual. So long as you can adhere to pretty straightforward principles concerning training, I think you’ll keep progressing.
Also…how’s your diet looking? Could also be something in there that could stand do be fixed…even if it’s a little bit?
How’s your sleep schedule? Work schedule? Any stressors?