Well I've been hammering away at this SS program for about 4.5 months now with a few tweaks along the way but its remained mostly the same.
Today I think I realized that while on this cutting diet I don't think I can take the continuous increases anymore. My body just doesn't heal as fast as it did when I was bulking, obviously. Also, as the weights get heavier I feel it takes longer to heal in between.
I was doing 3x5 on most things but I switched that down to
3x3 in an attempt to keep progress moving but to no avail.
Should I change up my routine completely or is there something else I can do to keep some progress going (at a slower rate I guess)?
I had a couple ideas:
1) Increase the volume to a 5x5 and bring the weight down quite a bit. Work on a bit more endurance of the muscles.
2) Have a kinetic day for squats and bench. 10x2 or something similar of 50-60% of my max
3) Somehow incorporate a 3x3 day, a 5x5 day , and kinetic day. (Something like what HitHopper is doing)
Do any of these sounds good? I have till sunday to figure out what I'm doing. Otherwise, I'll just do a deload again which I hate to think about cause I haven't really made any progress since the last deload...well I should say any. Its just been slow.
Here is a link to my current routine. Its my journal.