Hi, I'm hoping to get some advice on where I should go with my training. To say I'm frustrated is an understatement.
While I've been around the gym/weights for 20 years or so now, most of that time has alternated between bodybuilding/running/conditioning. I just "discovered" powerlifting about three years ago.
At that time, my maxes were 345/285/380. Fast forward to now and my maxes are only 420/320/455 at 6', 220 lbs. On top of that, my squat and deadlift have only increased by 15 lbs and my bench by 5 lbs in almost two years. I was close to these numbers 10 years ago when I was more concerned with bodybuilding than strength.
I've mainly trained using either 5/3/1 or conjugate, except for the past 6 months where I was using Sheiko. I'll train for 3-4 months, maybe get a 5 lb PR and then go another 3 months only to find I've gone backwards or stayed the same. I thought Sheiko would be the key and after the first 16 weeks, I hit some PR's, only to go 3 more months and not get a single PR.
Does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom they could pass on? My biggest concern is that at 34 years old and with my maxes as low as they are, I won't go very far only putting 5-10 lbs on each lift per year.