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28 Week Plan - Start with Lower TM or Reset After 5 Cycles?

I’m thinking of starting the 28 week plan in a couple of cycles time. If I’m not mistaken, this plan will last 8 cycles, so would it be best to lower the TM inkeeping with 5forward/3back, -or- start with a lower TM to begin with (80 or 85%) and avoiding a reset midway through?

Sorry if this has been answered previously, thanks for any responses.

Hey mate i would start with 80-85% otherwise your tm will catch up to you and you will have to reset before you even get to the jokers/tm for max reps. Start light.

The 28 week program wasn’t written with 5 forward/3 back in mind - so you will have to use your best judgement by either adding/subtracting some cycles or using the 7th Week Protocol (discussed in this forum) to help judge your TM.

That’s great, thanks Jim!

I’ll post an update on this thread once I’ve finished the program