I am very new to powerlifting. 41 year old male 6 foot one and 235/240 pounds. I began with Starting Strength in April. I got my Squat to 325, Bench to 250, Deadlift to 385. After stalling out on both Bench and Squat for the second time I moved to Madcow 5x5. I felt that I was probably in intermediate territory and at 41 I just don’t recover as fast as I used to but I know I can be a lot stronger.
All my lifts have gone up on Madcow. I am on week 7. I squatted 355x5 and Benched 265x5 on Monday. But my deadlift wont move. I can’t even get my old PR off the ground. It is stapled. This is makes three weeks of missed deadlifts.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I will try to video myself next week.
I have been wondering about sumo v conventional. I have been pulling conventional but I am short legged and a long long upper body. At 73.5 inches in height my pants inseam is a 31. I have never missed a deadlift that came off the floor. I either pick it up or it doesn’t move at all.
Should I drop weight and learn to pull sumo? Or do you think something else is the problem? Programing problem, the lifter… etc?