I was just wondering what I should do- I’ve been running the 5/3/1 for about a year now. The only problem was that when I started I was a puss and decided to go for the easier variations for the lifts. Instead of Bench/Squat/OHP/Deads, I did Floor press/Leg Press/DB shoulder Press/ and Lat pulldown (weak I know). I did that mainly cuz I had no nuts and was too lazy to fix my shoulders and low back.
Anyways, the past few weeks I started to the program as planned. Because I haven’t done those exact lifts in a long time, I set my maxes relatively low. For example, I set bench to a 205 max when it is really 275 (sloppy form though), Squats to 225 max when It’s truly 335 (again, shitty form, not so good depth). I had never done OHP and Deads before, so I set them to 135 and 205 respectively.
So I’ve noticed the past weeks the strength is really starting to go up, from the adaptations in the CNS. My question is should I play around with my max accordingly or just stick with 5lb increases for upper body and 10lb for lower body.