sticking at 330
Upon my last post I was stuck at 315, i was told to eat more and use smaller jumps, which i did and had success. my Current BW is 189 at 5'11. I completed 330 for 2x5 and it was probably one of the heaviest sets of my life, the last set failed on the 1st rep. When do we know basic linear progression has stalled?
When we squat is it always best to squat the heaviest we can manage for 3x5?
Also, concerning DL, Full ROM heavy deads at set of 5 always seem to beat me up, do you have any suggestions for improving pulling/low back strength besides heavy Sets of full ROM deads?
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There are also a couple of threads on this around here.
Last time you had labeled it a stall when you missed a rep (or so it seems). Is that the case? A stall is if you miss the reps 3 workouts in a row at the same weight. Otherwise you just repeat the weight and don't worry about it. Though 5,5,1 is pretty significant. Did you leave enough rest before the last set ? So after you stall (and reset) 2 or maybe 3 times like this it means novice program is coming to an end for that lift.
Are you doing the "advanced novice" program yet? If you're constantly too beat up by the basic program that would be the next step. (it just means that on Wednesdays you do light squats: 2x5x 80% of your usual working sets instead of the normal squat workout)
As to your previous question, i went from 5s to 3s a while back (was doing a cut and thought to do that to reduce volume) and moving back form 3s to 5s has been unpleasant to say the least. I'd say stick w/ 5s for now.
Don't know how old you are but 3x5x330 @5'11" @189 is already pretty decent strength for the novice program.
Thanks for info I have PP and must have missed the stall part about missing the reps 3 workouts in a row, that is pretty signifigant.
thanks for the info
You're squatting quite a lot for BW, I would just switch over to advanced novice with a little deload at this point instead of beating yourself to death 3x a week. Setting two PRs a week is more than good enough, that's still 40lbs/month!