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Weight Increases

Hi,

I have a question about increasing the weights.

Can i increase my training maxes or have i to increase the real maxes and take 90% of it?
Is it not the same? Sorry about this question but mathematik is horrible to me.

greetings
wamo

Increase your Training Max which should be 80-90% of your True Max every cycle by 10Lbs for Lower Lifts and 5Lbs for Upper Lifts.
Have you got the book? If not get both 5/3/1 and Beyond 5/3/1 and give them a read, brilliant variations and information.

Tom

Not sure about that…

From the original 5/3/1 article: “After you finish the first cycle, you add five pounds to your 1RM calculations for the two upper-body lifts and 10 pounds to your 1RM for the squat and deadlift.” This sounds more like adding it to your 1RM and not your Training Max. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Simplest way is to increase your TM by 5 - 10 lbs per cycle.

You add 5/10 pounds to your TM. Just like it says/shows in the book.

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
You add 5/10 pounds to your TM. Just like it says/shows in the book. [/quote]

are you sure? i read something else somewhere else.

Thx a lot!
Yes i have both books but i asked to be 100% sure.

Greets
Wamo

[quote]dez6485 wrote:

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
You add 5/10 pounds to your TM. Just like it says/shows in the book. [/quote]

are you sure? i read something else somewhere else.[/quote]
No he’s not sure… He didn’t write it either

[quote]dez6485 wrote:

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
You add 5/10 pounds to your TM. Just like it says/shows in the book. [/quote]

are you sure? i read something else somewhere else.[/quote]

Good question, why would the author be sure about what he wrote?

[quote]jkt123 wrote:

[quote]dez6485 wrote:

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
You add 5/10 pounds to your TM. Just like it says/shows in the book. [/quote]

are you sure? i read something else somewhere else.[/quote]

Good question, why would the author be sure about what he wrote? [/quote]

Is your sarcasm detector broken?

[quote]Steel Nation wrote:

[quote]jkt123 wrote:

[quote]dez6485 wrote:

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
You add 5/10 pounds to your TM. Just like it says/shows in the book. [/quote]

are you sure? i read something else somewhere else.[/quote]

Good question, why would the author be sure about what he wrote? [/quote]

Is your sarcasm detector broken?[/quote]

Ya know what? I think mine may have been

When I first started 5/3/1 I choose a TM that was less than 90% of my gym PRs (For example Deadlift is about 83%). I didn’t max out for the TM calculation and if I’m not mistake Jim suggests you start low anyway. I’m currently doing the strength challenge template, which has you max out in cycle 3. If my new max is high enough that adding 10lbs to my TM only puts me at say 80%-85% of my max, should I recalculate to 90% or just not worry about it?

Thanks,
Chris

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
When I first started 5/3/1 I choose a TM that was less than 90% of my gym PRs (For example Deadlift is about 83%). I didn’t max out for the TM calculation and if I’m not mistake Jim suggests you start low anyway. I’m currently doing the strength challenge template, which has you max out in cycle 3. If my new max is high enough that adding 10lbs to my TM only puts me at say 80%-85% of my max, should I recalculate to 90% or just not worry about it?

Thanks,
Chris [/quote]

Don’t worry about it.

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
When I first started 5/3/1 I choose a TM that was less than 90% of my gym PRs (For example Deadlift is about 83%). I didn’t max out for the TM calculation and if I’m not mistake Jim suggests you start low anyway. I’m currently doing the strength challenge template, which has you max out in cycle 3. If my new max is high enough that adding 10lbs to my TM only puts me at say 80%-85% of my max, should I recalculate to 90% or just not worry about it?

Thanks,
Chris [/quote]

Don’t worry about it.[/quote]

I figured I was over thinking it. Thanks Jim.

-Chris

[quote]Steel Nation wrote:

[quote]jkt123 wrote:

[quote]dez6485 wrote:

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
You add 5/10 pounds to your TM. Just like it says/shows in the book. [/quote]

are you sure? i read something else somewhere else.[/quote]

Good question, why would the author be sure about what he wrote? [/quote]

In all fairness with the level of stupid questions that get asked around here, it’s often hard to tell what’s a real question and what’s sarcasm. We need a “sarcasm” sign like in Big Bang Theory. LOL
Is your sarcasm detector broken?[/quote]

[quote]Steel Nation wrote:

[quote]jkt123 wrote:

[quote]dez6485 wrote:

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
You add 5/10 pounds to your TM. Just like it says/shows in the book. [/quote]

are you sure? i read something else somewhere else.[/quote]

Good question, why would the author be sure about what he wrote? [/quote]

Is your sarcasm detector broken?[/quote]

some people. who is Jim Wendler?