Hey all,

So i have the 5/3/1 manual, and it all looks good but I have one question. I am finishing up my first cycle, but I am unclear on what weight to use for the next cycle.

During the 3rd week of each cycle the reps are 5/3/1, and on 1 you are supposed to do as many reps as possible. Do I calculate my new 1 rep max from that and then plug that in to the formula to find out my new max for the next cycle?

Wendel stresses starting off with light weights which I did, but if I calculate my new rep max that is going to be a big jump in weight for my next cycle. I don’t want to lift too heavy at the beginning if it will hamper my gains in the long run.

Thanks.