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Cold in Middle of 5/3/1


#1

Got a pretty severe cold just beforeweek 2 of 5/3/1 and needed to take a week off. Is it best to pick up where I left off (3 reps) or repeat week 1 (5 reps)? Thank you for any advice.


#2

Either one. It’s one week. Over a 20 year lifting career, it will have no impact.


#3

Meet in the middle and do a week of 4s.

Kidding, do week 1 if you didn’t complete week 1. Do week 2 if you completed week 1.


#4

It doesn’t matter - do one or the other and commit to it. As someone mentioned above, in the big picture, it won’t really matter.


#5

More people need to think like this tbh