Just want to share some of my experience on building the monolith with you guys. First of all, I have to admit that I did not listen to Jim. I ran back to back to back program with 7th week protocol. But to redeem myself, I did watch my TM very carefully. I set 85% or lower as my TM, and every 7th week, I do the “test 5 rep” to decide the TM for the next cycle. I am benefited the most from squat. Finished 410 lb 5x5 without struggles. Deadlift is stalled/failed at 400lb 5X3, but I am ok with that since this is kinda the PR. overhead is climbing up slowly, but I do get some rep PR. I also do some plyometric jumps and box jumps, I am happy with the 48" box jump. I am gaining some weights since my pants are getting tighter and I do look a little fat in the mirror.
My question is since my DL is stalled and OP is almost stalled but squat is still going up. For my next cycle, should I reset TM for all the lifts or just DL & OP? I plan to go 2 cycles back.