I’m at the tail end of my NLP and trying to pick where to go next. I believe “The Bridge” is my next logical step as I like the idea of more volume to drive hypertrophy while not driving up intensity too far. The last bit of NLP has been grinding me both physically and mentally.
In reviewing the Bridge PDF doc, I’ve come away with 4 questions:

Do I understand the math correctly? My example: Last 3x5 squat was 285 lbs. First guess at RPE is 9.5 or 10, as I’m pretty sure I could not have done one more rep. Let’s say 9.5 because I didn’t lose vision. So that’s 285100/85 = 335 lbs e1RM. Then take that times the appropriate values for 6,7,8, i.e. 33581/100 = 271 lbs for 5@8. Sound right?

Where do I start with the supplemental exercises? Say for the rack pull, do I make a best guess at my RPE 6,7,8 using my previous 1x5 deadlift numbers from NLP? But, all of the above assumes that I use my deadlift numbers for a rack pull. Which leads to:

I don’t have an e1RM for a rack pull, or a paused squat, or etc. Do I just guess based on the previous similar lift and add/subtract a bit depending on if the lift is easier/harder than the base lift? Then approximate RPE and figure out a more accurate e1RM from that?

What does a log look like? I’ve been doing a paper log like indicated in SS: Practical Programming. I’m struggling for how to write this down without looking like I’ve lost my mind.
Thanks for the assistance and for your efforts to help us get better!