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Up TM After Anchor Cycle?


#1

Hey guys, i have read forever 531. I understand the 7th week protocol, but after the anchor cycle if i was using 85% training max for that anchor and i hit 5 solid reps during the 7th week TM test (adter said anchor cycle) . I would then up that training max 5lb for bench and press and 10lb for squat and deads leading into the next leader cycle correct? I am pretty sure this is how it is. I just wanted to make sure! Thank you!


#2

After your anchor cycle, if your reps are clean and solid like said, then yes you up the weight accordingly. You do so until you cant do 5 solid reps and reset the TM based on the formula provided to get the new one.


#3

Doesn’t really matter, personally I would keep the same since the TM at the start of your next leader is already higher than it was at the start of your previous leader/anchor cycle. You may have hit 5 solid reps now but that won’t always be the case so the slower you take it the more you’ll be able to hit that goal.