My deadlift and OHP are stalling out for the second or third time on SL5x5 at about the same weight. My squat still has a lot of room to grow due to a knee injury in June (1 month off squats and restarting at a very conservative weight). I want to keep milking gains on the squat before switching programs. I am squatting 250 right now, was squatting 290 prior to the injury, and I had room to grow back then...
Should I look at doing lower reps, say doing sets of 3 reps instead of 5 and ramping instead of constant across the sets? or should I drop the weights and try doing 5x5 on DL's (normally its just 1x5)? I'm lifting 405 and can't quite get out the fifth rep in the set. OHP is a pathetic 110 (5x5).
My plan was to switch over to 5/3/1 after maxing out on SL5x5.