I finished up the StrongLifts cycle I was on, but didn't break through any plateaus.
Took a week off and did another StrongLifts cycle after a deload, but this time going for fat loss (eating about 1000 calories a day less than before). Lost a whopping 3 pounds in 7 weeks. Squats down 20 lbs and deadlifts down 10 lbs, which is pretty normal in my experience when cutting calories. Weights remained the same for rows and overhead press, though I did add a couple reps. Surprisingly, I managed to add weight to my bench press, which I thought would be the last lift to go up.
I'm taking a week off and then doing 5/3/1 on a caloric surplus. The "big but boring" plan, with a couple of assistance exercise changes.
Overhead press 5/3/1
Overhead press 5x10
Bench press 5/3/1
Bench press 5x10
Dumbbell rows 5x10
Power cleans 5x5
It seems pretty weird to me, only doing one main lift per day, doing so many sets for that one lift, with very light weights most of the time, and not doing curls. Oh well, everyone recommends it, and I guess everything seems strange at first.
"Don't go in there, General, it's a trap! That's a grain chamber. It makes people like you into people like me."