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My bad, I misread it and ran it wrong my first time!@Sean M, that's not my understanding of how it's written. I believe you're supposed to lift Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri the first week, take off Sat/Sun, lift Mon the next week - and now you're up to 6 sessions, so Tuesday becomes your 80%. Then you lift Wed/Thu/Fri/Mon/Tue/Wed for your next six days, and Thursday of the following week is your 85% day. And so on. As you've described what you're doing, you're lifting 6 days out of 7, not 5 days out of 7.
It's confusing because the table has the weight jumps on day 7, 14, etc. which I took as "once a week", e.g. 5+1 heavier+1 rest for 6 weeks, then a week leading up to a new 1RM. But counting it up I only did 36 sessions through the 92% session, instead of 92% being day 42 as the program.
I can now see that it is really saying "Train 5 days in every 7; every 7th day, increase the weight for that session, then resume sessions at 75% until day 14." So it should really take 9 weeks (I like the idea of weekends off, or if I have to miss a day during the week because of life, I can pick it up (literally!) on the weekend).
Well...I wonder how much more I could've gained if I had actually done the 45 sessions instead of 36! (45 extra lifts) Guess we'll find out this time when I do it correctly