Hey guys, I have been trying to decide when it is most appropriate to start 5/3/1. I feel like I am around an intermediate lifter now. Ive done starting strength for over a year, and then started to do my own programming from what I pulled from the westside method and 5/3/1. Ive got a 350 squat, 380 dead, and 250 bench. Im on the fence about starting 531 or doing madcow for a little bit. Also, I have a powerlifting meet in a month that I want to be prepared for. My question is am I too far advanced to make gains from madcow or would it be more beneficial at this point to just which to 531 considering my stats?