Before reading 531 forever my understanding was that at the end of each anchor cycle you did a test week (7th week protocol) to make sure your TM was correct.
I was under the impression you would work up to try and get 3-5 reps at 100% of your TM and then, based how many reps you get, you would see what your new 1RM was. You could then use this to calculate a more accurate TM to start the next cycle with.
However reading the book JW says that regardless of how many reps you get in the test week, you’d still any only increase your TM by the usual 5-10lbs.
My questions are…
What’s the point of going to the effort of running a test week if you’re just going to increase by the default 5-10lbs for the next cycle regardless?
Is the anchor cycle which usually comes before the test week (531 with AMRAP sets) not basically acting as a test week anyway?