Hey all, I've been doing a 5/3/1 for the past year. oct-May have been a full body 5/3/1 and from june to now has been BBB with an exception of a 4 week cycle of 5/3/1 to joker sets and thats it getting ready for my strongman comp last month. I'll be testing everything this week and am shooting for a 405 squat, 450 DL, and 275 bench, which I got paused back in May but haven't spent alot of time benching other than assistance work, so don't expect much in the way of a PR of that. I got no more SM comps til February and there's one PL meet in early Nov that I probably won't be doing because of the timing of my cycle. I'll be doing my first meet next year, but want to finish up the year w/ Cube to give myself a break from the volume I've had, followed by Smolov to get myself back into the volume/frequency mode for a bit.
My goal was 450 squat, 500 dl, 275 OHP, and 315 bench by year end but I think a 525-550 DL, 475+ lb squat, 275 OHP, and 355 bench by jan/feb will be more likely if smolov works as well as everybody says....I just need a volume break before I start though, so we shall see!