Hello Jim and the 5/3/1 community,
im on the 5/3/1+ week in the 1st month of the strength challenge. So I am doing my regular 5/3/1 reps for that week plus a heavy single at my TM. Im operating at an 85% TM. I got 10+ reps on all lifts for the 3+ week. I got 9 reps at 285 for bench at the 1+ set, which was better than my 3+ week (I got 270 for 11 reps in my 3+ week).
But today I only got 6 reps at 345 for squat at the 1+ set, which was comparably worse than my 3+ week (i got 325 for 10 reps in week 3+). And the crazy part is i got 2 joker sets after my squat 3+ set = 385x1 and 405x1. So i have a couple questions.
does the upper body respond to more volume? if so, should I pull back my warmup squat sets to better prep for the 3+ and 1+ sets? or does my work capcity suck for squat?
is their any significance (or weakness i need to address) to me getting joker sets at 105% and 110% of my TM on a day when my 1+ set was worse than my 3+ week?