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Strength Phase Question


Hi, Jim!
Greetings from Russia! I'm woman raw powerlifter and doing 5/3/1 program about one and half year without any trainers, and I have 617 pounds total at last meet with my own weight 112 pounds. Thanks a lot for your perfect system, I love it!

Now I've started Strength Phase of your Year of 5/3/1 Challenge and I have a questions:
Should I increase my TM after first deload week, between Week 4 and Week 5?
Sorry for my english
Thanks in advance


Yes, increase it after the deload. If you choose to do 6 week cycles it’s like this.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
(increase TM)
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
(increase TM)


Increase thy TM.