Ok, so my son and I have just completed my third week of 5/3/1, 1st cycle. My son had not been lifting recently (14yo) and I have been doing a light weight, high rep body building routine so I used a basic estimate for our maxes (- the 10%) based on our numbers from a Starting Strength routine we did in November.
But, I think I may have missed badly (maybe not)
My son’s squats - his depth wasn’t all the way there so I reset his technique to definatley get below parallel and he was only able to get 1 rep on the final set of 3’s week. (90% of TM) I’m thinking I need to reset him quite a bit lower. Thoughts?
Myself - I blew by the numbers pretty well, maybe too much? Definitely felt at time like I wasn’t working very hard and maybe miscalculated my estimates to figure TM. (I haven’t actually done any 1RM’s since I started lifting again)
OHP - TM 160, I did 155 for 7 = 191 estimated max (This one felt ok to me)
Bench - TM 270, I did 245 for 8 = 310 est. max (This one feels ok to me)
Deadlift - TM 320, I did 305 for 15 = 457 (Cardio was all that made me stop, could have done more)
Squart - TM 300, I did 285 for 9 = 370 (good intensity, but could have done more)
After the Deload week, would you recommend adjusting any of these up more than the typical 5 upper / 10 lower, or should I be recalculating an estimate based more on these “estimated maxes” from the rep calculator?