I know there is a lot more overlap this way but going below 8 in reps (such as the 5s and negs in the vanilla routine) tends to cause a lot of joint pain for me and everyone in my family. I figured spreading it out further in the other direction wouldn't be very beneficial either. I am posting a link to the spreadsheet I use so you can get a look at the numbers. The 12s are based off 75% of a calculated 1rm, the 10s are 80% and the 8s are 85% for the final day of each 2 week cycle and working backwards its a jump of about 5%. The final day in the cycle is a single amrap set and I use the numbers from that to calculate the new rms. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j5EO8StRjEbYWKGX-JsLEQo2JGVWg-mUVlJLxGdyWKE/edit?usp=sharing I've done this for one cycle so far and it doesn't seem to be all that great my diet has also been crap lately too, thanks for any input.