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Progressing on 5/3/1


#1

Is the ten pound progression still the preferred way for squats and deads or is five a viable option?


#2

I do the following increases

OHP 3
Bench 5
Front Squat 7
DL 10

5 seems a bit low for deadlift unless the presses were less but then they would be too low I think.


#3

Do you micro load? Just curious how you add 3 and 7 pounds


#4

If I remember the books correctly five pounds is fine for squat and DL.


#5

Its just the training max number, you still need to take percentages on that for the days lifts and round to nearest 5 lbs. +3lbs just means on the next cycle not all 3 weeks go up in weight, its usually 1 or 2 weeks go up in 5 lbs after rounding rather than all 3. And +7 means most weeks go up 5lbs and occasionally 10lbs when calculating percentages.


#6

Ah gotcha. Makes sense.