This morning I completed 531 PPL (C31_1A) as follows: 4" Block Pulls 3-165, 3-201, 3-245, 3-285, 3-335, 3x3 @ 373 1.75" Deficit Deadlifts (FSL) 3x3 @ 285 PRows 5-95, 5-115, 5-135, 5-165, 5-185 Multi-Grip Chins 5x5 @ 15 (various grips) Superset: EZ Curls 3x8 @ 65 (with Arm Blaster) Backraises 3x12 Bodyweight: 222.2 Pounds (New Baseline -- Time to Cut Back) Workout Duration: 56:46.87 mm:ss (with 1:00 rest between sets) I recently re-read an article by Stan Efferding (recommended by Wendler) and was particularly struck by his quote "Lift heavy weights three times a week for an hour. Eat lots of food and sleep as much as you can."
I've been having trouble recovering lifting 4 days a week. My diet and sleep are pretty good so I think the training frequency is my main issue. In the article, Stan also recommended a Push, Pull, Legs training setup. I adapted my 531 program to this and will run that for a while. It felt good today so I'm off to a good start.