Hi, all - new to the community here and excited about staring the program next week. Anywho, I have a bit of a stupid question,which involves the adding of weight to the lifts every cycle - reading through the FAQ document, I found the following:
Question: Should I try to establish a new max on every third week?
Answer: No. The max effort method in the working sets is about lifting at your max effort, not beyond every time. I normally base this off of feel. If I feel like I could set a new PR, then I go for it. Some weeks I am just happy I got to 100%
Reading that, it's clear that no maxes should be established EVERY third week. However...
Question: How much should I advance each cycle?
Answer: Any small jump in strength training is a good jump. You can increase by 2.5 lb, 5 lb, and in some cases 10lb. Never more than 10 lb, unless you tested a new max and it was more than 10 lb over your previous tested max. My recommendation for slow and steady gains would be 5 lb every cycle.
With the above, wouldn't adding 5 lb every new cycle essentially be the same as creating a new max every cycle?
Apologies in advance, but I'd really appreciate a dumbing down of the above!