Hi thibs. I am interested in building some size and strengh. I have read about wave loading from you and then from Poliquin and Josh Bryant and others.
It looks to me that 7/5/3 waves could suite me.
I have understood as well that 2 waves should suffice your needs for that volume.
I don’t understand a few things
-Rest times. Poliquin would have you rest 3-5 minutes. I saw that you reccomend Just 2-3 minutes even at higher %. Is that ok?
-Load. I have done my math and It looks like poliquin and Josh had someone leave one rep in the tank (about 2-3% less than their max weight for that Number of reps) and then set a 3 rm on your 2nd wave. Is that ok? I Just might be wrong but your approach (even though the only % i found were based off a 3-2-1 wave) looked more conservative
-How do I progress from workout to workout? Should I base my % for the successive workouts off the new max I set on the previous workout? Let’s Say i have done 102% of my 3rm on my previous workout… Should I try to beat that for a new 1-2%? Or should I Simply start a cycle and add 2.5-5lbs every workout? Or am I Simply overthinking?
Thanks in advance
PS i have similar doubts about about 1-6 principle where poliquins says that on each wave you should go to failure (doing a 6rm 4-10 minutes after a 1 rm and then repeating two other waves increasing load by a 2.5-5 lbs -he says that usually your single poundages go up every wave) while your approach is not to overkill yourself on the first waves.