I am thinking of running 531 BBB for a few cycles as a change to my current programme
Current lifts from my last programme
Squat 4x8 115kg 5x5 130kg 3x3 145Kg
Deadlift 4x8 140kg 5x5 165kg 3x3 180kg 1x1 200kg (easily more there, done for fun instead of 3x3 on previous cycle)
Bench 4x8 65kg 5x5 70kg 3x3 75kg
OHP 3x10 42.5kg 4x8 45kg 5x5 52.5kg
I use percentages of my 1rm and added 2.5kg (upper) 5kg(lower) for progression
Percentage wise I use 70% for 4x8 80% for 5x5 and 90% for 3x3.
I understand the programme for 531 BBB and the %â??s used.
I understand that it uses a TM of 90% 1RM and start light and build up over cycles.
However my question is re the 50% weight for my bench on the BBB sets it is very low in comparison to that I used for my last cycle of 4x8.
I worked it out that I have an estimated 1rm between 83-92KG, which would give me a TM of 75-83KG
This would give me a Bench BBB weight of between 37.5KG and 41.5KG which is extremely low, and I donâ??t see how I would improve by using such a light weight some 25.5 to 23.5 KG less than my current 4x8 KGâ??s
Should I just use a higher % for the BBB sets closer to my current 4x8?