Have a question was looking to get some advice on. I am doing my fist competition in July of this year. Its booked and paid for so I am on the hook, no backing out.
I only started my fitness journey about 12 weeks ago but have gotten in much better shape and stronger as well. Currently I am doing Stronglifts 5x5 3 times a week. I have never really done a max effort or tested my max since my football days about 18 yrs ago. I plan on busting my @ss to get as strong as possible for this contest, but I am not sure if 5x5 would be the way to go to prepare. I am considering 5/3/1 since it builds up to a max on your lifts each.
Was thinking of splitting my workout into 5 days as opposed to 3 days per week. My plan would be each day to do the main lift (Squat/Deadlift/Bench/OHP) with 2 or 3 assistance lifts and finish the day with some strongman conditioning. On the 5th day I would train the specific events I will be competing in.
Would this be a good route to go?
Also if 5/3/1 is the way to go any advise on testing my Max Lifts should I do that all in 1 day or split it throughout the week. Read somewhere that your 5x5 lifts on average should calculate to about 80% of your 5 rep max which can than be calculated to a 1 rep max. Was thinking of using the formula as a baseline to start 5/3/1 rather than just testing my max right now.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
Sorry for such a long post