Originally Posted by Dan Thomas
A question about the loads. Is there anything wrong with dropping the weight slightly for the 5+ sets? For example, my squat 5RM is 225, and I can handle that fine for the 2x5, but then I'm wasted for the 5+. Can I drop to 205 to get 6-8 reps? Or should I drop the weight from the start?
You shouldn't be using your true 5RM for your working sets, because if it's really your 5RM then the first set would leave you too wiped out to do it for two more sets of five. Back off your weight to start with so you're getting 10-12 reps for your 5+ sets.