Looking for some newb advice. I’ve been lifting for 7 months (split in half by an unfortunately long break), and made some pretty decent gains. At 6’2", I’ve gained 20 lbs (170-190), and brought my squat, bench, DL from nil to 275/205/315. I’ve done most of that on Starting Strength (with occasional substitution or augmentation, such as alternating power cleans with bent rows or adding pullups/ dips at the end of a workout).
However, I have stalled out hard on deadlifts, and feel like squatting 3 times a week isn’t helping me much anymore. I’m focusing primarily on being increasing my total, but I want to be a lean 200+lbs by the end of May. It seems like every time someone like me asks for advice, they are met with a chorus of 5/3/1! or, “Don’t stop SS until you absolutely have to!”.
Can anyone make any other suggestions that will let me add weight to my 1rms faster than 5/3/1, and keep me from squatting every. fucking. workout. like SS, and still take advantage of my newbie status? Thank you all.