I am considering using some of the alternate lifts for supplemental work as defined in 531 Forever. When reading that section of the book I was under the impression that you should establish a training max for a lift, then use those percentages for the FSL or SSL.
For example, say I wanted to do floor press for 5x5 @ FSL as my bench press supplemental work. Should I establish a training max for floor press and then use those percentages for FSL?
Also, after establishing said training max and using it in the manner stated above, would I also do a TM Test on 7th Week Protocol for floor press and increase the TM along with my bench press? Or should you only increase the TM on the main lifts for that round of training?
Finally, does anyone have a rough process they use for establishing a TM for a lift they haven’t done much? I imagine I would just estimate a 1 rep max according to what I have done it for in the past and then work up to 90% of the projected max for a PR set.
Any input is greatly appreciated.