With 5/3/1 I’ve managed to get my Bench Press to 305lbs, my deadlift to 600lbs (lots of years) and a 500 squat.
I’m now finding that it’s impossible to deadlift and squat heavy 3 weeks in a row, so I’ve decided to deadlift according to the 5/3/1 scheme everyother week and do some dynamic work (10 x 1 @ 60% or try out band work) the other
How long can this last though? What do raw lifters do after 5/3/1? I love the simplicity and the easy tweaks that can be made to keep the gains coming. Even with resetting and restarting it seems I keep hitting the same wall or it takes a lot more to break through.
What are the biggest lifts you’ve seen from 5/3/1? How long is it feasible to run? Does anyone here alternate the heavy squats and deads every week and do something in between such as dynamic? I’ve considered doing a 3/ week workout where I hit lower body just once, but blast the squat and deadlift alternatively. I’m starting to think I ‘need’ to add bands and chains, not for any other reason than all the pro’s utilize them in some way so won’t I have to at some point to keep progressing?
Regardless, through Jim’s program I’m able to have the burden of trying to configure volume and longevity to my lifting and for that I thank him