So, I’ve searched through the threads and read some things about stalling, but I have a doubt.
When does “stalling” occour exactly in the 5/3/1 program?
Is that strictly when you can’t hit anymore the minimum reps (5/3/1s) or when your estimated 1RM gets lower from one month to another?
For example, let’s say that one month I have a TM of 100lbs in the bench press. With 95% of it during the third week (“1+” set), I do 5 reps. This puts the estimated 1RM (using the formula in the book) at about 110lbs.
Then the following month I increase the TM to 105lbs, and with the 95% during the third week I do 3 reps.
Using the formula, this puts the estimated 1RM at about 109-110lbs again.
Is that considered stalling and should trigger the “3 cycles back TM”, or in a similar scenario should I just keep going ahead until I can’t hit the minimum required reps?
Thanks in advance