I'm on week 3 of the 5/3/1 routine and last night for the bench session I did the following(was the 5reps/3reps/1rep session):
This is still my first wave. Someone told me I need to lower my starting weight for it since I'm "only" getting 5 reps in my third week. I've had a bad couple of weeks eating and shoulder pain that stopped me from doing dips, otherwise I could have gotten at least 6 reps I'm sure.
Is this alright or should I be getting much more? If I should be getting more then the whole 90% of your max is useless for me because I'd need to drop a hell of a lot more to get more than 6 reps. My triceps don't have the endurance for high rep benching.
I figured as long as I got more than was prescribed I was doing fine, and I thought that's what he said in the book. I've actually benched 325 (no calculators) and if I would have gotten 6 reps with my weight, that would put me right at a hypothetical 325x1, so how can it be bad?