I am basically an advanced beginner or intermediate lifter. My goals are really to gain strength to do lots of outdoor activities like camping and backpacking, etc. However, I would also like to bulk up a bit to look better. I have been following Wendler 5/3/1 which has been pretty good. I can deadlift 1.5 times my bodyweight and squat my bodyweight, etc. So that is good, but I have not seen as much improvement in muscle definition as I would like to see.
So I was wondering whether it makes sense to include some periods of more bodybuilding type training into my yearly schedule. So perhaps do Wendler for 6 months and then do Meadows Reactive Pump for 6 months. Perhaps the split should be 7 months Wendler, 5 months Meadows, etc.--not sure of the actual ratios.
So my question is really whether cycling both types of training is a good idea, and whether anyone has any suggestions for the split in terms of how many weeks of Wendler versus how many weeks of Meadows. Wendler has 4 week cycles, while Meadows has a 12 week cycle.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.