I was wondering if anyone could help me with my 5/3/1 program. I have failed to increase in the last 4 weeks on my deadlift and yesterday when I started week 1 of my new 4 week cycle I couldn't finish.
For instance, today I was supposed to do 3x5. I hit the first two sets of five, but only got two reps on my last set of five. It happen the first week of my last cycle and happend again this time around and I did not increase my "max" total.
Here are some obvservations that might be the root of my problem:
1) I am I not eating enough to expect gains?
-I had three meals before the gym.
Meal One: 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites. 1 cup oats mixed with milk and 1 scoop of protein.
Meal Two: 1 cup oats with 2tbs natty pb and one can of tuna.
Meal Three: 2 EAS protein bars. ***I was running around town and had to sneak in something quick.
2) I am I not doing enough accessory work.
I usually just go 5/3/1 and thats it, along with facepulls and goodmornings. My friend swears by "boring but big" days (4x10 after 5/3/1 deadlift routine) I did that yesterday and felt like I was going to puke after the last set.
3) Should I be encorporating rackpulls. If I feel it is because I fail at the top of the lift?
These are just thoughts to help with what I am thinking, but any help would be appreciated. Stalling sucks, b/c every other lift is going great and I have been having great gains so far.