Currently in my third 5/3/1 cycle. Prior to 5/3/1, I hadn’t deadlifted in over a year due to a back injury. Once I got back into it, my ability to deadlift quickly surpassed what it used to be, and now I’m able to pull weights much heavier than 5/3/1 has me progressing. My issue is that at the rate I’m progressing (+10 pounds per cycle), to keep my estimated 1-RM up, or increasing, I have to pull high reps. I almost always go for max reps, not settling for the “mandatory” reps (1-2 shy of failure).
Example: this week was 240x3, I pulled 240x10. To keep my 1-RM the same (or increasing), I need 250x8 this week (1-week), and then 235x12 for the 5-week of the next cycle.
Thoughts on what I should do? I see a few possible options: 1) drop the extra reps and just get 1, 3, or 5 reps each week; eventually it will be difficult. 2) reset with a higher deadlift TM so that I’m lifting in the 1-5 rep range. 3) don’t worry about it and just keep doing high rep deadlifts, adding weight to the bar each week/cycle.