Hi guys. Just a quick question for Jim and the rest of the 531 users.
I have been doing 531 for about 4 cycles now. Have been using the standard 531 with rep maxes and 531 pyramid variation. For my main assistance after the main lift I have been using Boring But Big. Goal is to increase my 1rm for powerlifting.
My question is, how often can one test the main lifts? I own all the books but have not yet used joker sets. Just wanted to get some opinions. How often do you guys test the main lifts and how do you go about doing so? Im not talking about maxing out here, just wanting to know what time frames do you guys generally use to take some heavier singles to gauge your real max increasing. I use the 6 week cycles, and am looking for some suggestions for a sustainable way to keep track of small increases in my max. I am going to do the strength challenge later this year perhaps leading into a meet.
I was thinking maybe every 6 weeks after the 531 sets and reps of doing some jokers depending on how I feel.
Any suggestions and experiences on this topic, please feel free to share.