No question it takes time to adapt. But what happens when you do?
Here is why I got Max's group to start the 3 x week program.
His group was always competing at every PTC comp. First comp, Max deadlifts 140kg, and was wasted. Second comp he opens with 170kg, cant take another attempt, he is fried.
Obviously, this was no good. In powerlifting, the comp doesnt start till the bar hits the floor, you HAVE to have more than 1 attempt in you. At the time they were training each lift once a week.
We switched to the BP, same workout every session, 3 x week, for around 6 weeks. It nearly killed them, because they were not novices, and Max was squatting over 1.5 x bw x 20 for evey single session, 3 x week for 6 weeks. He actually started at 1.5 x bw.
At the Vics, he pulled 200kg on his first attempt to be in the game, 207.5kg for the total record on his second, 212.5kg for the deadlift record on his 3rd and 215kg on his fourth to set it even higher. This from a kid who had struggled with a single attempt of 170kg 8 months earlier.
What I'm seeing here is guys that have never competed and therefore never been tested, complaining about volume and telling me what they cant do.
If your happy with your progress, stick with your program.
I'm just giving you examples of what can be done if you truly stretch yourselves.
The rest of Max's group performed similar. Dim pulled 190kg @ 71kg and Alen is up to 220kg @ 85kg. Dim even had a crack at 200kg at the Vics and got it above his knees.
For the record, the guys are doing PPP now and training the deadlift just once a week, but you expect that as you approach triple bodyweight. They did BP at a time when they needed it.
I can tell you now, they will be doing it again next season for at least 4 weeks.