Inkaddict- Thanks for the the encouragement man. As for the pullups, I've always been pretty good at them, and my low body fat doesn't hurt. My first cycle of 5/3/1 went well, so I'm gonna keep bumping the numbers up and see how high I can go. As for combining the two "big" workouts, I'd say that I'm not going to do it if I have time for 4 workouts in a week, but I hit some decent numbers when combining an upper body main movement with a lower body main movement. I skipped the deload this week honestly because I felt really good yesterday and felt like starting a new cycle right away. I've never had problems with recovery and I'm still young, but I understand that deloading is part of 5/3/1. I will probably take one after this upcoming cycle and may settle into a one deload / 2 cycles approach, but we'll see how my body holds up and how I am doing numbers wise.
Dixie- That's prolly some good advice. Like I said to Inkaddict, I will probably settle into a 1 deload/ 2 cycles if my numbers continue to hold up. If they stall, I might switch to 1 deload per cycle and work in some explosive/ olympic lifting during the deload weeks. Thanks for stopping in though, dude. Are you also doing 5/3/1?
Deadlift Day: Cycle 2, Week 1
6 minute abs (crunches, deadbugs, forward reaches, front plank, side plank, other side)-- all for a minute each
Hang Clean: 135x3, 185x1, 205x1
Deadlift: 270x5, 320x5, 360x7
Good Mornings: 155x8,8,8
SL RDL: 135x 5 a side, 5 a side, 5 a side
Bulgarian Split Squat: 135x5 a side, 5 a side,
BB Rollouts: 10 , 10