Hey everyone, I recently tested my TM for a new cycle and I found that it was too high. I could only hit 2 reps. So I did a calculation from those 2 reps to find me new TM. It got me wondering though. When testing the TM should you always aim for the assumed TM from the last anchor or try to just bump up 5 or 10 lbs from the TM you stated that cycle with? I am finding the former harder to do since that can sometimes be a 30-40 pound jump.
For example, I start a 2 leader/1 anchor cycle with a squat TM of 300lbs which i was able to get 3-5 solid reps in my TM Test.
By the end of the anchor my TM is now assumed to be 330lbs after 10 weeks. When I take another 7th week test i fail to get 330 for 3-5 good reps. Should i actually be testing something like 310 lbs for my next cycle? This would be a 10lb increase since my last test week. Or do i continue to test the assumed TM post anchor?