Hello, this is my first post, and I don't mean to hijack someone else's thread, but I've become stuck on my own Squat Numbers and don't want to make another thread when there's already a similar topic up.
As some background, I'm a 340lbs fatty who started going to a gym in August 2010 at 365lbs, and started lifting December 2010 at 280 lbs. I started out with Starting Strength for 6 months, and switched to Madcow 5x5 when I stalled in the same area after 3 resets. I recently stalled out on Squat and Bench Madcow after 3 resets and an arm surgery. My 1RM Squat was 355 (Came a long way from not being able to Air Squat) and Bench is now at a 230 max.
Someone from my Gym directed me to the After SS section of the SS wikia and told me to pick one of the Strength or Powerlifting templates and go for a run on one of those. I chose the Russian Squat Routine because I heard it or the Smolov JR was a good test of mental toughness. I'm now entering Week 3. I've had conflicting advice on other lifts while on the RSR, so I'm doing heavy Singles/Doubles/Triples on Bench (Heavy for what I can lift now) for up to 8 sets, and trying to practice Chin-ups, but I still have to be assisted. I also do Decline Sit-ups.
I'm hoping this really works, but regardless, I've read that I shouldn't try RSR or Smolov JR without a long rest period. I was wondering if after my RSR run I should go back to Madcow or try a new program to "shock" my body.
If I should move on from Madcow, what's next? Sorry if my post kinda runs on.