Hi guys, i'm hoping to enter my first raw powerlifting comp in December. My current maxes are: squat - 341, Dead - 473, Bench - 264 and my weight is around 90kilo (not great maxes i know!). Here's the thing, I've ran madcows intermediate 5x5 program for 14 weeks, and to be honest its worked, but my 1rm hasn't increased as much as i'd have liked it to. For instance my bench increased by only 5 kilo, but my 5 rep maxes have all increased by a huge amount!
The gap between my 5rep maxes and my 1rep maxes has shortened but i haven't seen a large increase in my maximal strength. To cut to the chase, i feel sort of in 'limbo' at the moment and i'm not sure whether to continue with another cycle of 5x5 (all my lifts have now stalled). Would you guys recommend a different style of training/program that may be more beneficial to increasing my 1rep maxes. Should i consider working with lower rep ranges? Any help would be greatly appreciated! This site has been a great source of information for me over the last few years!