I am about to start 5/3/1 again after a few years hiatus. (I trained using the main lifts during this time, just using different methods). I know where my maxes lie and will set up the program as you developed it. My question lies on the last set. I have been training the big lifts in the lower rep ranges (mostly <5) over the last few years and am unsure what my rep records would be for higher reps. How would you recommend I set my goals? Hit the last set hard on the first week/cycle leaving a few reps (2-3) in the hole and set my numbers for the following weeks to best those results? Using a rep calculator? Another option?
I loved the results last time and they could have been better if I didn't eat like I had an eating disorder and if I played more attention to recovery (extra mobility sessions and salt baths have made a huge difference!!)