I finished runs of SS and SL5x5. I've been lifting for a year and a half.
I'm interested in starting 5/3/1 but I'd like to ensure I have milked all the linear gains out of my system prior to starting 5/3/1.
What I'm thinking about doing is basically doing the same lifts as SS but instead of 3x5 straight across, doing 5x3 ramping from about 50-60% up to my current 5RM and then put 5 pounds on it each session. 3 reps should help increase my 1RM strength on which you base your 5/3/1 numbers.
Is this an OK idea? I figure over the course of a month or two I will probably plateau, and then start 5/3/1 but in the process I should be able to put some weight on my 1RMs.