5/3/1 has been my mainstay training style for years now. I thoroughly enjoy it and find it easy to stick with. The only issue I have with it is the planned progression regarding weight increases.
Is it complete sacrilege to use the reps hit on the top set of each week as a gauge for increasing your TM? For example, let’s say on the 3rd week I hit a solid, clean 5 reps on my top set (95% of my TM). I use this as my target number and increase my TM.
The next time around, I hit 5 reps again, but it was a bit harder. No worries, increase the TM again, as the target reps were hit.
Next time I come to the same week though, I don’t hit my 5 reps, so I decide to keep my TM the same and wait until I hit those 5 reps to increase it.
Has anyone tried something like this for 5/3/1? I realize it might not be strictly “auto-regulation”, but the principle is similar.