Hey guys, I started 5/3/1 for beginners today with the following information:
Squat: last weight 74kg for 6x2 (did GZCLP before)
Bench: last weight 66kg for 6x2
I used the formula (weight x reps x .0333 + weight) to find my e1RM, found:
So the 90% TMs are:
For the squat, I got 7 reps on the 5+ set and the bench I got 8, but the two last reps of both lifts were with a little, very little grind (it was more visible in the squat) and people say that on the first week, the 5+ sets should be very easy that you could get ~10 reps, it wasn’t for me, I’m afraid I’m starting with a TM too high, I repeat, it was not a real grind, but it wasn’t too easy either, the thing is, this is my first cycle and I stayed near the minimum number of AMRAP sets.
I thought about two things, or I really did start with a higher TM or I’m not accostumed to a higher volume routine and high rep sets because before this, I only did linear progression routines and no conditioning. If is the second reason, maybe I should suck it up and keep doing it to improve my conditioning and work capacity.
Should I retest my TM in the gym (using the TM Test Week Protocol), do I use the same 1RM but with a lower TM (80~85%) or do I continue as it is?