In Forever, there are suggested TMs for each template. Is the intention that you set a new TM at the onset of a new template even if it involves increasing your TM significantly? Given the variance in suggested TMs in the books it appears it would be necessary on some occasion in order to run a template as intended.
E.g. I’ve just completed a template with an 80% training max and my progression has kept pace with - or slightly exceeded - said max. I now want to try a template with a 90% suggested TM (thinking SSL). Is the intention that I move my TM to 90%?
At 90% my deadlift TM would be 202.5kg. At 80% my TM is 180kg.
Running SSL with a 180kg TM for my deadlift ends up being slightly lighter than running FSL with a 90% training max on the supplemental lift. If, 9 weeks ago, I’d decided to do SSL, I’d have been working with significantly higher weights.
Usually I pay little attention to my TM and just keep it between 85-90% for most lifts, but in this case it’s a substantial difference, so I’m curious.