I am far from being the world premier PL but I am learning what works, what doesn't and how to listen to my body. I am RAW lifter that uses knee wraps and belt and wrist wraps on bench.
I thought I would open for discussion, analysis in order for others to maybe learn and also give some feedback to Jim Wendler for his contribution
1) FOR ME, as I progress through the small increases in weight I am finally at a point where in the past I would be doing singles for ME and now I am doing reps of 3 to 5 with the same weight. The hardest part for me in this case is the Mental aspect.
Pyschologically, I really have to push past this barrier, especially on the 3rd set. It is not the weight but me battling myself and telling myself this weight is not heavy and I can do more than 1 rep...Something I was not prepared for so I pass on to others be prepared to hit that point IF YOU STICK WITH THE PROGRAM
2) As I get up in weight, I find myself having to space the training interval out longer from traditional 3X's per week(7 Days) to as much as 10 days in order to recover. As I listen to my body, I am making higher gains in the first 2 sets of the prescribe rep-set scheme than the 3rd but I am still making gains (slow but a 5Lb increase is still progress).
3) The hardest part so far is how much to increase for the next cycle. I have been hitting the rep-set scheme for the first two sets but the 3rd set I tend to fall short by a rep or 2. Maybe, smaller increments...Don't know but I will adjust weekly.
That's all I have. I train solo and I wish I had a training partner but oh well.
Open for others if want to chime in.