Do many guys set up a training cycle especially around the big lifts on progressive overload and percentage training working towards a new PB.
Or do most guys just train instinctively with an outline of the split they will do and exercises they will use and just add weight whenever?
My current system is like my 5RM is chasing my 1RM. I do several workouts trying to increase my 5 rep max and do the odd 1rep sub max. Then say once a month or 2 i try for a new PB. Once ive exhausted my body chasing 5rm and 1rep max, i will take a week off and commence at 70% of 1rm for 5reps and slowly add weight to the bar until im up near my 5rm and then start pushing for 5rm PB and 1 rm PB.
Im on an abbreviated fullbody routine training 2 to 3 days a week. One of those weekly workouts are progressive, the others stay at 70% working on form and speed.
After a few months of this i will return to a bro split with higher reps and more instinctive training stuff to give the nervous system a break.