So I’ve been going back and forth with several programs and am having trouble. I started off with 5x5 and had great gains. After a while, I read up on periodization and purchased a program that incorporated 1-6 rep range for 3 weeks, 8-12 for 3 weeks and then 10-15 the last 3 weeks. Theoretically, from what I’ve read, this is the best programming approach.
However, I’ve gone through two rounds of the periodization programming and seem to lose strength on it. It takes me 3-4 weeks to get to where I was previously in regards to my squats, deadlifts etc. So, I went back to 5x5 and I’m continuing to make progress again.
Any advice as to why my periodization program wasn’t maximizing gains for me/was I doing something wrong? Am i missing out on potential strength gains by doing 5x5?