It's been about a month since I've posted. Here's what's up: I was getting worn out mentally on 5/3/1 as I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to best every previous workout. Anyway, I took a bit of a mental break by doing Smolov for squats. Here are the results:
Smolov is a great program, I learned a good deal about what the body is capable of in terms of recovery. Squatting 4x a week also helped to improve my squat form. the 50lbs it added to my max was nice, too.
Now that I've taken this break, I'll be returning to 5/3/1 shortly. See you around.