I've been following the third template in beyond 5/3/1 for 8 weeks now. At first, I had the most progress over a short period of time in my entire life. In the first 4 or 5 weeks, I added 20 pounds to my bench, 35 to my squat, and 40 to my deadlift. I started to stall around week 6 and 7 and in the past couple of weeks I've even regressed a small amount.
I've struggled to hit high rep sets and lifts have felt slow and awkward in general. I don't know whether this is due to simply needing a deload, not being able to handle hitting each compound twice a week, me not getting nearly enough sleep throughout the past couple of months, or a combination of these factors. I've already decided on a deload at the midpoint of my current cycle (a week and a half from now) but I don't know if I should try to continue the template that I've been using or drop down to hitting each compound once a week. Any feedback is appreciated.
For reference, the template is as follows...
Monday - Deadlift, OHP
Tuesday - Squat, Bench
Thursday - Deadlift, OHP
Friday - Squat, Bench