Jim - love the logic and simplicity of the 5/3/1 program. I've been using your program for past few years and have seen my strength return to near college levels. How many reps should we reach for push/squat (4-5?) and pulls (3?) on our 5/3/1 week +1 set to increase weight for the next cycle? I use 5 forward/3 back when I stall, but just wanted to know what you or others are using for your triggers to increase weight for the next cycle.
I'm 6 feet, 203 lbs., and working with TM of 90% for loads of 320 squat, 285 bench, 365 dead lift, and 165 press for my training. I'm 49 years young and not looking to set any records, but my bench is stalling pretty hard while the squat and deads keep climbing. I have been using 4-5 reps on press and 3 reps on dead lifts and cleans (no straps and double overhand with hook grip) to trigger an increase for the next cycle. Just wanted to see if there were any set rules or guidelines out there. I may try switching to Beyond 5/3/1 program (Training Maximally) for a few cycles to change things up. Thanks for the time, effort and programs. Got both books and looking forward to the next one.