I’ve been a big fan of the 5/31 philosophy and your writing since the original came out. Thanks for all your contributions to the world of strength.
I’m going to be working with our local HS, training the kids. I’ve been a coach and gym owner in the area for years but this is the first time I will be working with groups this large (40 to 60 kids at a time). I watched your recent presentation at EliteFTS and liked the simple approach you are using with the kids you’ve been working with.
I assume you don’t have most of these kids test a max. So I was wondering what you have found to be the best method of determining a TM for each one? Do you take the time to view every trainees bar speed? Or 5RM? And I know its really simple but working with youth in the past I’ve noticed they get confused easily with percentage based training. Any tips would be awesome as far as programming the main lifts with a large group of kids. Thanks in advance.