Hi there, I’ve been lifting on a progressive lifting programme for about 5 months and have been really appreciating the newbie gains - I was faffing around on machines since March ‘19 and then actually started doing stronglifts 5x5 in October. I’m now at the point where I can’t add weight to my overhead press and my depth in a squat wasn’t reaching parallel so I’ve deloaded to see if I can get it going right again.
So on to my question/s, at what point do I conclude this programme and try something else; should I keep deloading for a couple of weeks and keep trying to push higher PBs? I think I still have much more deadlift and barbell row weight to add before I start failing so I’m happy to keep adding on those, but I’m not impressed with my squat at all, I thought I’d be have been able to achieve more by now - can you advise on any accessory lifts to help build up some muscle to improve my squat? Or should I go for shorter reps, higher weight? Sorry lots of questions.
I know it’ll be asked so my big picture is that I’m trying to recomp but due to a lot of stuff going on and a bit of a lack of focus and time to track, I tend to be eating in a surplus and I’m always getting my protein in.