I know you get a lot of questions like “I did a bunch of reps on my 95% day so should I reset my max?” and that drives you up a wall.
My question is kind of the opposite. Pushing 50, after over a decade of powerlifting, 30+ years of lifting, and a ton of bad decisions, my body needs to stay away from lower reps. I very much want to keep my 95% day in the 10 rep range (or if I’m going to do a 5x531, I want to use a weight I could do for at least 10 clean reps). But, I still love the progress that a 531 set-up gives me, and I do want to continue to get stronger – just in a higher rep range.
In the Wendler Classic you said you use a very low TM. Other than using an 80% or lower TM, which does seem to put me in the rep range I want, do you have any insights or advice for someone who wants to keep his reps higher/weights lower?