hey everyone, just wanna ask, when is a good indicator that you can move on to other intermediate strength programmes? ive been on starting strength for abt a year (on and off), and am wondering whether im ready for 5/3/1. i’ll list down my current stats here below
Current Bodyweight 61kg (134lbs)
squat 1 rep at 120kg (264lbs)
bench press 4 reps at 75kg (165lbs)
deadlift 1 rep at 150kg (330 lbs)
shoulder press 2 reps at 60kg (132lbs)
pullups 10 reps at 76kg (bodyweight plus 15kg plate)
i dont really have much info about my previous 1 RMs before i started SS, but if i could recall properly, they were on average like 10-20kg lighter than my current 1 RMs.
the reason why im asking is cause i seem to be plateuing on the above weights for about 2-3 months alr, and i have already deloaded twice from SS. the workouts are starting to be more and more draining for me, and i cant really recover properly from each workout.
currently my goals are to increase my 3 main lifts for a meet that im planning to enter in this july. the weight category im competing in is under 59kg, so im not so bothered about gaining weight and getting bigger lol. i know this seems like a pretty unrealistic goal, but im hoping to reach 3x bw deadlift and 2.5x bw squat by this july. thats like a good 6 months from now, and increases of 30kg (66lbs) in both the lifts. would jumping onto 5/3/1 be a good idea? or should i try other programmes instead? and if so, what other programmes should i try?
Would appreciate any advice from you guys!