I recently started using Texas Method for bench (started with low numbers relatively) but I also started using strong-15 by Lift-Bang-Run blog guy for squat and deadlift. I put my current maxes at 200 for deadlift and 180 for squat.
However, already week 2 and the deadlift is tough as **** and you’re meant to add like 5-10lbs to your working max every 3 weeks. Not sure if I should just repeat the 3 weeks again or what. I did 185kg today and it was tough and it asks for 190kg next week. In reality I think 190kg is likely to be my max or very, very close to it. Should I just restart with lower numbers for deadlift or what?
Just a bit confused because most routines assume you’re gonna get stronger but on a cut that’s probably not going to be the case. I want to at least maintain my strength but I’m not sure if that means starting at a lower working max and trying to achieve a maintenance max or what.
Probably silly of me to get into a peaking routine whilst on a cut but I definitely want to keep pushing heavy weights and not lose strength. Any ideas guys?