I’m doing well on them. I’m hitting 2 on the squat, deadlift and press but where I’m struggling for the PR set is the bench press. It’s a killer, I barely get 1.
No I’m partway through my third (3 weeks plus 1 deload week).[/quote]
If you’re getting 2 on your 95% max with deads, squats, and MPs I would leave those alone. If you’re really struggling to get that 1 rep with bench (or your 3RM or 5RM for that matter), I would think about resetting that lift back to 90%. Leave the others alone if you feel good about them. I’m not sure, but I think somewhere Jim also recommended going three cycles back if you’re stalling, but I’m not positive about that.
After reading PanzerFaust’s comment, I think there might be something to be said about trying to finish the cycle. This might just help things run more smoothly, but in the end you should probably consider all avenues.[/quote]
getting 2 reps on the 95% means you’re soon going to grind to a halt.
I would suggest taking your most recent 95% numbers, calling them your current 1RM as it’s close enough, knocking 10% off of them, then these numbers will be your new TRAINING MAX’s, then do the program as it’s intended.
just to be clear, if your most recent 95% set on bench was, say 300x2: “max” 300 - 10% = 270. 270 would then be the training max that the %'s of the program pull from.[/quote]
He’s speaks thick, hard, veiny truth.