I understand this system is meant for more progress over time…
My concern is, following this to the ‘t’ seems like my lifts won’t progress much at all, considering my current lift and experience.
Quick stats: 19 years old, 5’9", 157 now (summer diet sucks living w/ parents) normally 165 during the year. My lifts have gone up, despite the weight loss, thank god.
I’m using different exercises, but feel they are still suitable. Most are estimates though, haven’t lifted for a 1RM yet b/c my reps are increasing (except bench).
Box Squat, estimated 340, was a true double at 285.
Bench, was 205, now true 1RM at 225 (did test this one).
Deads, 305, now is and estimated 355.
Push Press, 135, now estimated 160.
I say estimated based off the estimator Jim included (weight x reps x 0.0333 + weight). I know these lifts are stronger though b/c my old doubles and triples are now 5-8 reps or more.
Does it make sense to follow his rules and only add 10 lbs on big lifts and 5 lbs on the small ones? It just doesn’t make sense to me to limit myself THAT much b/c my new lifts are so much stronger… I plan on taking (my deads for example) to the 355, meaning using a fake 1RM of 320 now, instead of making my deads 10lbs stronger from my lifts 1 month ago.