I tried this program out over a year ago now, however when adding weight after each cycle I added 2.5 kgs/ 5lbs to the upper body lifts and 5kgs/ 10lbs to the lower body lifts.....it then appears that I should have been adding these jumps to my 1 rep max and then calculate the lifts for each cycle rather than to the weight used for each given week, now this is where it doesn't make sense to me.
Example ( using a wendler calculator app on my mobile )
Using 5's week for all examples
Plug in 75kgs 1 rep max for bench top set = 58kgs round it to the nearest small plate at the gym I would use 60kgs
plug in 77kgs 1 rep max for bench as the app doesn't do .5 top set 59kgs round it to the nearest small plate at the gym I would use 60kgs ie the same weight
plug in 80kgs 1 rep max for bench top set = 61kgs round it to the nearest small plate at the gym I would use 60kgs ie the same weight
plug in 82kgs 1 rep max for bench as the app doesn't do .5 top set = 63kgs rounded down I can now finally add 2.5 kgs to the bar.
going by this it would take me 3 months before I got to add any weight to the bar........I know I must be missing something could anyone shed some light for me as I'm confused ?
Thanks for any replies in advance....although I don't use this program anymore and use something more linear I really like the programs structure and the principles and hope to return to it when I'm more advanced.