As a quick background, I’ve been on 5/3/1 for about 9 months now (injured lower back after first 7 and had to reset after a 6 week recovery period) and progress has been steady on squats and deadlifts (even with the time off due to injury).
My bench and OHP have no budged since the 3rd cycle. I haven’t increased my training max weight since then because my rep PR’s have been stagnant. Everyone thinks I just need to be more patient. Well, 4months without gains in a bit frustrating especially when I’m still considered a noob by most standards.
I’m considering changing my upper body training while staying on 5/3/1 for squat and DL. Has anyone done this or is this not advisable?
Anyhow, my upper body strength is pathetic and I feel the need to try something different before coming back to 5/3/1 for bench and OHP.