My squat seems to be getting weaker with each week. I am hoping some of you veterans can help me solve it.
I am a 41 year old male body weight is 240. I have been following a powerlifting training program for 6 months. I went from Starting Strength to Madcow 5x5 and am in my 2nd cycle of 5/3/1.
On Madcow my Deadlift was going no place in fact it was going down. I started to think it might be the Madcow programing of Squat Monday, Pull Tuesday, and Squat Friday. All my other lifts were progressing but DL was dropping so I decided to try something new.
This has been my last month. Cycle 1 one Wender the weight for the 3rd week was 350, I thought I would hit 6 or 7 reps easy. I did two and got stapled.
Next week was deload and I had an Army phystical fitness test around the corner so I just did conditionioning. No lifts at all.
Next week was physical fitness test so no squats.
I figure I should be able to pick back up on week two of cycle two of Wendeler. Weight is 340 on the bar. I can't get one rep.
Again all my other lifts are progressing. I figure a little bit might have to do with conditioning and not squatting for a couple weeks. But I am wondering if I should think of alternating weeks with Squat and deads. On Wendler I have been pulling on Tuedsay with front Squats and leg curls for assitance. Deadlift is back on the rise. But not my squat is plumetting.
Any help would be awesome. I thought I would at be working with 400 plus by now and instead 315 is struggle.