I've been lifting on stronglifts for the last 2.5 months seen great gains in strength,but its getting to the point where there's way too much volume.
5x5 is really tough at the moment so much that my workout is taking 2 hours to complete.
I've heard that your body produces a hormone that breaks down muscle if you workout too long any truth to it?
Do you think it would be more beneficial to switch to 3x5 for less volume and better recovery?
According to the programme I've have to deload twice and then stall again in order to drop to 3x5 but its too brutal.
I'll continue on 5x5 if its the most efficient way to get stronger.
My stats at the moment are:
Squats: 270 lbs 5x5
Bench: 160 lbs 5x5 (sh*t I know)
Overhead press:115 lbs 5x5
Deadlifts:297 lbs 1x5
Barbell Rows: 160 lbs 5x5
Thread: Stronglifts 5x5 switch to 3x5 ?