To lay it straight down, I have my first meet coming up November 2. Today is my last deload day to end my third month of SST 5/3/1. my goal for the meet is just to hit all the lifts, but my ego also kicks in. 3 months ago I hit 305 1rm for bench, but havent made much progress with 5/3/1 for bench or ohp. Last week was 5/3/1 week and I hit 275*4 for bench. My bench responds well to higher frequency programs, I did arnolds pl chest routine last year and made great gains in a month or two(about 30lbs i think).
My question is should I go onto my 4th month of 5/3/1 and do the meet, or switch to a higher frequency program to gain a little more. I would really like to hit 315. I've looked into smolov jr and some other programs, but at the same time I'm so close to hitting 500 dl and i really want to hit that. I love 5/3/1, i've only read the 2nd edition,but the frequency i think isn't enough for my bench. I've thought about running BBB this month for bench but I'm not sure. Should I read 531 for pl and 531 beyond? any higher frequency programs in there? I like the programming from this article too, smolov jr based:
Sorry for being all over the place, I just need some advice from the pl veterans on here.