Question about 5/3/1 training maxes. I know this subject is beat to death, but I get contradicting answers on this everywhere. It was recommended to me that I try asking here.
So I’m a few cycles in right now and about to switch to BTM after this cycle is up. BTM states that it might be smarter to start with a 85% TM.
My question is 85% of what exactly? When I started 5/3/1 I took 90% of my current tested maxes at that time and have been increasing off those every cycle.
This puts my current squat TM at 290 (from 270 three cycles ago), do I take 85% of 290? Or do I take 85% of a new 1RM?