I am a bit confused about setting my goals for new rep records. Let’s say I started my first cycle and did 10 reps @ 5’s week, 8 @ 3’s week, and 6 @ 5/3/1, all of which were new records that surpassed the previous week. On the first week of the next cycle, which is again the 5’s week, should I;
a) Try to break my record on the first 5’s week, or;
b) Try to break my record on the previous week, which was the 5/3/1 week?
The reason I ask is I don’t think anyone can keep adding weights and continue to hit the same reps. In that case, even breaking the PR of the first week is pretty tough, since I need to get again approximately 9-10 reps with the increased weight, let alone breaking the PR of the last 5/3/1 week, which was obviously more than the first 5’s week?
In short, is the logic to break the record of the last week, cycle after cylce, or is it just breaking records WITHIN a cycle?
I hope I am clear enough and thank you for your time.