I got through the first 3 weeks of God is a Beast well and it was fun then I got sick on my second day of week 4 and it took me almost a month to finish week 4. These are the dates for my week 4 workout…Squatted 12/11/17, Bench Pressed 12/20/17, Deadlifted 12/23/17, and Overhead Pressed 12/30/17. I got sick, got better, got sick, got better, got sick, then got better. I never get sick, but when I do its bad. I was feeling well last Wednesday or Thursday, but I decided to give myself an extra day to feel better. I noticed that I hadn’t squatted in almost a month so last Friday, I did all 4 lifts, but lifted light. Since it had been awhile since I squatted, I decided to work up to a weight that 5 reps of it would equal a calculated max close to my training max. I wanted to make sure my training max was still good especially because week 5 is the week that I squat 1-3 reps at my training max. That went well and then I lifted light just working up to weights that I felt the weight, but wasn’t challenging for the other 3 lifts.
I started week 5 this week and squatted my training max for 3 reps. I was happy that I got all 3 reps in. The last time I lifted that weight, my training max was 90% rather than 85% and squatted it for 5 reps. This week, I felt like I could have squatted between 4-6 reps at my training max, but the last 2 or 3 wouldn’t be pretty.
Next week I am squatting BBS, but the following week, I start the next wave and I am supposed to squat only 5lbs less than what I just squatted, but for 5 reps as my top set on the Spinal Tap sets. Should last Friday’s squats, this week’s squats, and next week’s squats make raising my training max a good call or should I repeat this wave? I did my BBS Bench Press yesterday and that felt fine. I felt like I had really made a big improvement in my technique for the squat before getting sick. I was concerned that I would lose that, but I was happy this week that I had not. Thank you for the help.