The last post on Madcows 5×5 was October 5th. I stated that I was going to begin that program shortly. I did, and am still currently doing so. My gains have been steady. For the first month I went back 80% and worked my way up. For the past 3 weeks, I have been hitting PRs.
5′, 10″ @ 185 lbs
Squat so far has gone from 305 lbs -> 330 lbs for top set of 5.
Bench, 180 lbs to 200 lbs
Deadlift, 325 lbs to 340 lbs.
I will re-evaluate in two months to see where I’m at. At that point I will decide whether to do another cycle on Madcows or switch to Wendler’s 5-3-1. If I stick with Madcows for another cycle, I will certainly switch to Wendler after that.
I do not know my current 1 RM on any of my exercises. I may take a Saturday and do it in a few weeks from now.