Right now I’m running 2 Leaders of 5’s Pro + BBB FSL, followed by 1 Anchor of 3/5/1 PRs + 5x5 FSL.
First question: if I get to the 7th week TM test, and find that my theoretical next-cycle TM is too heavy, should I just maintain the same TM into the next cycle, use whatever number I CAN hit for the TM guidelines (in my case, 85%), or deload back (something like 5 forward 3 back, or 3 forward 2 back)?
Second question: I really like my current Leader/Anchor rotation, BUT I quickly get bored with things. Have any of you ever run one of Jim’s 6-week challenges between your leader anchor cycles? I’m thinking of doing something like Building the Monolith or the Beachbody Challenge (or alternating them) after my Leader/Anchor cycles.
Bonus question: I’m finding increasing my TM by 10/5 is fine for a few cycles, but then suddenly everything feels REALLY heavy. I know I gain strength very slowly (alternatively, my conditioning/endurance is built simply by thinking about it), and I’m thinking I might benefit from TM increases of 5/2.5. Slower strength gains, but at least I won’t be resetting all the time. Thoughts?