I'm currently following 5/3/1 with Joker sets and multiple FSLs, and always going for a rep PR on the last working set.
What I am still very confused about is when and how to go for true 1rm PR attempts:
Can I go for it in the Joker sets if I feel particularly good any given day?
Or should I rarely put in a PR attempt day, for example after a deload week before starting a new cycle?
At the moment, I just keep on increase the weight on Joker sets and maybe go for a PR in any of the main lifts about roughly once a month when I feel like it. But I have a feeling that that is too often and might be counterproductive...
The frequency obviously is important here, and the idea behind Joker sets is to NOT go to failure (as mentioned in Beyond 5/3/1). In general, I have trouble sticking to the "don't go to failure" rule with the Joker sets, and quite often work up to 90%-98% of my true 1rm (often not really leaving 1 or 2 reps in the tank).
So please give me shit if that is stupid! It's so damn hard ignoring the ego at times
Any piece of information or advice that can shed light onto this is highly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!