Hi everyone. Looking for some advice on how to proceed.
I just finished my first FSL 5x5 Anchor cycle after a 7th Week deload following 2 cycles of BBB.
Went to do a TM Test today for squat and bench, and it didn’t go as planned.
I had hit my squat 1+ set for 8 reps, and my bench 1+ for 9 reps at the end of the Anchor. So, I thought my TMs were starting out nice and low.
On the TM test, I worked up in 5s to 100% of my 85% TM, which for squat was 245lbs, and for bench 180lbs.
Unracking the squat felt heavy, and the first rep came up way too slowly to get 5 reps, so I racked it.
I got 5 reps on the bench, but it was a bit of a grind on the last rep.
I’ve hit these weights on both lifts for 3 sets of 5 in the past. So, I’m thinking to just chalk it up to a bad day and continue to increase TMs based on killing it throughout the Anchor cycle.
Does this sound accurate/advisable, or should I readjust before starting my next Leader?
Any comment or advise is appreciated.