Hey guys i want some insight from anyone if this happened to them. I have been running 5/3/1 in some way or another for about 2 years almost, it worked great for me for about 6 months than I stalled and just got weaker again to the point where I had regressed and was weaker than when I started. I tweaked some stuff took some time of and went at it again and got stronger again but was barely at where i initially started. i then ran smolov jr for bench and my bench skyrocketed but everything else suffered and then ran the get big and get strong challenges for 5/3/1 and lost all my strength and am back were i started, now i have run beyond 5/3/1 and have lost even more strength.
I am at the point were the last 2 years have done nothing for me. I am not very strong for my body weight, i have about 9 years of lifting in, i am 6 ft 2 in and 225 lbs and can only bench 250 x 1, squat 300 x 1, DL 330 x1, and press 135 x 1, I am at a very low place and am considering giving up lifting all together because I do not see the point anymore. any insight as to if this has happened to you and what you did would be greatly appreciated, and I am aware i am throwing a pity party and am smacking myself right now but cannot help this rut i have been in for years now.