at what point would one consider a program like starr 5x5 ineffective?
I’m still making steady gains but it seems as the weeks progress, i need to take out more and more stuff. First i had to remove the deadlifts on day 2 entirely, they just killed me, now i think the heavy triples on day 3 needs to go. But i’m still making progress on my squat and bench, barely. I read somewhere that they programs are no longer effective once you can squat 1.5x bodyweight, but I’ve made more gains on this program than previous more advanced programs.
5"10 200ish lbs
this week i hit
320x5 low bar narrow stance with oly shoes (weird i know)
220x5 touch and go bench (shit, but up 20 lbs in 5 weeks)
I’ve made huge progress on the bench, but my squat and deads have been and utter grind with 5x5, i just finished week 6. My weak point is shoulder strength, and the bottom of a deadlift. i was thinking something like a westsidy heavy/light day for overhead press and deficit deads for a few weeks after this like the following:
Overhead Press up to a heavy triple
Close Grip Bench 4x6-8
Triceps 3 sets
Deads with 25lb plates up to a heavy triple
Split Squats/Lunges 4 sets
Overhead Press 5x5 straight weight
Pushups 5 sets
Upper back 4 sets
Box squat 5x5 straight weight
Weighted Chins 4 sets
Im doing tons of pullthroughs to really get my hips firing again, i was stalling on squats because my form was poor from using only quads and back. how does doing this sound for a few weeks then diving right back into conventional squats and flat benching?
my goals are to have a bigger total, and gain about 20lbs but only if massive stength gains come with it. like 80lbs on each lift