I consider you to be one of the top minds in strength training, and I’d really appreciate your feedback on whether I should continue to push forward and increase my TMs on 5/3/1 or drop the TMs back 3 cycles, which I know you’re big on.
Even if I’m still making minimum reps—and, in most cases, well beyond the minimum reps—and I’m still making progress, would a preemptive reset would be better for the long run?
I’m just finishing up 13 cycles, having started LIGHT but made steady and consistent progress. However, the total number of reps I’m getting is starting to go down. Last summer, I was getting around 13 reps at 325 lbs. for the deadlift on the 1-plus week. Now, I’m getting 10 reps for 350 lbs. on the 1-plus (leaving a few reps in tank). (I increase 5 lbs for the TM each cycle.)
It’s similar with the bench and squat. (I’ve already reset the overhead press TM.)
Thank you for your feedback. It means a lot.