Hi all, I am currently in my 12th cycle of 5/3/1 and I am barely getting 5 reps on my bench press on the 5/3/1 week, not to mention the reps are sloppy and slow. I understand “how” to apply both principles, but not “why” to apply 5 forward, 3 back or which would be optimal in my situation. I realize my TM needs to be reset one way or another.
My bar path gets sloppy and looking back I realize I’ve been psyching myself out and rushing through the eccentric portion of the lift thinking, somehow it will make the set more efficient and I will set a PR. While setting PR’s are nice it is more important to me to stay healthy and “own” the weight i’m under.