[quote]Barry Sotero wrote:
I’ve been doing 5/3/1 for 14 months now with great success. Thanks for everything, Jim.
My question involves my wife and her monthly advancement in 5/3/1. She’s 39, about 110 lbs, and due to start her second deload week tomorrow. When setting up her monthly worksheets, am I better off adding 5 lbs. to her squat/deadlift and 2.5 to her press/bench instead of the normal 10 and 5?
Thanks for your time, and thanks again for putting together such a great program.[/quote]
Not Jim, but I would say the slower the better, especially considering the circumstances. With that said, I think it also depends on her goals and how experienced she is.
When my girlfriend first started 5/3/1, it was just after she had started lifting, so I had her increasing 2 or 3 pounds per cycle on ALL lifts. Now she’s much more comfortable with the lifts, and she has been increasing deadlift by 10 pounds/ cycle, squat by 5 pounds/cycle, and upper lifts by 2 or 3 pounds/cycle.