Greetings fellow lifters.I am 43 yo male,with a lifting history of mostly BB programs in my late teens-late 20s.I quit lifting at around 30 due to studies-work-stress-boredom and an annoying shoulder injury that kept persisting.After a decade of being off, I decided to grab the barbell again. My goal was/is to repeat and if possible surpass my best lifts of my youth ( bench about 255 lb x 2, squat 325 x3, deadlift 375 x3) by the age of 45, and this time I chose to start with SL 5x5 in November 2017. My starting weights were bench 110, squat 155, ohp 55, DL 175.Novice progression lasted about 5 months.I switched to GSLP for 3 months.Since I could not progress anymore I tried intermediate programs: Madcow 5x5 -it lasted a month, because it buried me, I could not recover at all, 1 block of Candito 6 week program, and last December I switched to 5/3/1,first the original and then SSL. I got decent results, but still I couldn’t progress steadily every month.I got fascinated after reading about the Hepburn method-which is what I am running right now for the last 3 months,experimenting by using the singles/triples method for all lifts, and for bench/ohp I am on CT Hepburn layer program.
Even with tested 1RM my progression is way less then I expected it to be. In fact I stalled early on BP,SQ and OHP followed, DL going well.
My biggest concern is that I may never be able to reach my goal.Progression goes slower and slower.BP has stalled since April.SQ and DL are going up, but no more than 2.5 lb/month.OHP I’m pretty stuck right now.
I would like to hear advice from every fellow lifter who has been in my shoes, advanced or not.What would be considered a realistic approach, and programming/frequency/deloads.
My current lifts : BP 210 x2, OHP145 x1, SQ 310 x1, DL 350 x1.
Many thanks in advance!