I'm currently in the process of writing my own program, because I ran The Bridge (went great), and then got a really disappointing powerlifting coach,

I watched Ben Pollack's "How to Unf*ck Your Program" series, but there was a large question left unanswered.

Say you are starting a program with linear periodization. So you start with more volume with lighter intensity, and slowly inverse those two variables as you go along with the program. How heavy the load will be is calculated based on your 1RM. So you'd start with sayyy 3x10 @60% of your 1rm for sayyy a 3x10, and by the end, you'd be 95% of your 1rm for sayyy a 2x2...

... So I'm confused, because if all the percentages are based off a calculation of your 1rm from the beginning, then you'd never exceed it to hit a PR because it will always be a

Thanks. It's a tough concept to explain, but it's the only one getting in the way of me being able to write this stuff myself. I can't afford coaching, and am just trying to learn, so I can get some self-efficacy.

Thank you.

*despite*all of his decorated lifters (I guess maaaany lifters leave him, due to his programming being absolute torture--as was the case for me too).I watched Ben Pollack's "How to Unf*ck Your Program" series, but there was a large question left unanswered.

Say you are starting a program with linear periodization. So you start with more volume with lighter intensity, and slowly inverse those two variables as you go along with the program. How heavy the load will be is calculated based on your 1RM. So you'd start with sayyy 3x10 @60% of your 1rm for sayyy a 3x10, and by the end, you'd be 95% of your 1rm for sayyy a 2x2...

... So I'm confused, because if all the percentages are based off a calculation of your 1rm from the beginning, then you'd never exceed it to hit a PR because it will always be a

**percentage**of that 1rm calculated in the beginning. So it's obvious your 1rm is expected to increase as the program moves on... So the question is:**how much**is your 1rm expected to increase from workout to workout? And**how**does one calculate that?Thanks. It's a tough concept to explain, but it's the only one getting in the way of me being able to write this stuff myself. I can't afford coaching, and am just trying to learn, so I can get some self-efficacy.

Thank you.

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