For example, lets say that you have a 400 pound training max for the bench press, your workout would look like this (TM = 400):
Bar x 10 reps
So I'm supposed to be able to hit my TM for 6 reps? And in this scenario, the actual max might be 440-450. In w1 of 531 I'm prescribed to get a 10-20# PR?
Confused, I am.
You might be focusing too much on the percentage. I haven't gotten too far into it yet, but I could've sworn he says to use your actual Max and go for a rep PR in the beginning when talking about joker sets.
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"Joker sets are simple after you push the last set (always push that last set for a PR, no matter what), increase 5% or 10% from the last set and perform 5 reps, 3 reps or 1 rep (depending on the week). Keep increasing 5% or 10% until you feel that you cannot make the requisite reps. Once you cannot get the reps, you are free to keep adding 10% jumps for singles. This is up to you and how you feel on that day."
Makes more sense.
I like his new program outline that deviates from the whole 5/3/1 aspect a bit. Joker sets and first set last down sets included of course