Hey everyone. I have been getting ready to run the 5/3/1 full body 5’s progression. I was listening to a podcast this am with Jim Wendler who referenced to deloading every 6 weeks or so. The first question is how would you program the fourth and fifth week? For example, the third week work set is 75%,85%, and 95% followed by a deload in the book. Since this sounds like it has been changed since the book was put out I was wondering what percentage you would go up to for the following weeks?
The next question is about training maxes. I have been running an RPE based program and all I have is an estimated 1 rep max and wasn’t sure if the estimated max would be a good starting point to use as the starting point or if I should try to find a more accurate number to use for my training maxes?