Hi, I have been working the 5/3/1 and have 2 issues I’m hoping to solve.
Using the TM (85% of 1RM) has started to feel too easy in Bench and Deadlift, and too difficult in Squat. I am not sure what changed as I have been using the same methods for a long time now. Should I tweak the weights? I recently tested my maxes, so I am confident I am using the right weights according to the program. I am longer-legged, could that be a factor?
Recently I have noticed that Week 1 of the cycle, the 5 reps sets, feels significantly more difficult than the other weeks. When I stall, I fail at getting the 4th and/or 5th rep of the last set in Week 1 but then I can get all the other reps up for the rest of the weeks. Is there something I should be doing as far as work capacity? Is this common?
All my lifts are in the intermediate range of strength standards.
I appreciate any advice you can give me. Cheers!