if your TM is 90% of your 1RM, then the 1+ day of week 3 has you lifting essentially your 5RM weight (rep max calculators say your 5RM is ~86% of your 1RM, and .90 * .95 = ~.86)
But 5 very strong reps at what is essentially my true 5RM weight is tough (tried it yesterday, was super grindy)— if I could do 5 very strong reps then I would be able to do more reps and then it wouldn’t be my 5RM.
So should my TM be a percentage of the highest weight I can do with good speed, and not my true 1RM? If so I will have to go find out what that number is, no big deal.
But am I wrong for thinking that that number is gonna be a lot lower than what my actual 1RM max is, so much so that it makes me think I’m wrong for thinking that’s what I ought to do. because if that is correct then people wouldn’t refer to 1RM so much when talking about 5/3/1, because it’s really not a 1RM.
Thanks for any help, I feel like an idiot