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manowar669
07-12-2011, 10:26 AM
I'm starting up Wendler's 5/3/1 "Boring but Big" variation, and I was wondering if the weight used for the assistance work for the main lift (which is just a 5x10 of the same lift at 50% 1RM) remains constant for the 4 week mesocycle. You would then increase the weight for these lifts at the beginning of the next mesocycle when your 1RM is increased. Is this correct?

Counterweight
07-12-2011, 10:43 AM
I'm starting up Wendler's 5/3/1 "Boring but Big" variation, and I was wondering if the weight used for the assistance work for the main lift (which is just a 5x10 of the same lift at 50% 1RM) remains constant for the 4 week mesocycle. You would then increase the weight for these lifts at the beginning of the next mesocycle when your 1RM is increased. Is this correct?

It's based off of 50 percent of your 1rm. After 4 weeks, your 1rm increases. So yes, you would increase the weights for those lifts at the beginning of each new cycle.

manowar669
07-12-2011, 10:59 AM
Thanks.

barryisawinnah
07-12-2011, 03:33 PM
yup yup, don't be afraid to use lower then the 50% though if you need to

manowar669
07-13-2011, 07:52 PM
Thanks. I've been ok at 50% so far, but cranking out those last couple reps in sets 4 and 5 gets tough, and you definitely feel it for a couple of days. I'm feeling legs, back and chest right now, today was a rest day, but deadlift day is tomorrow.

ScottYard
07-14-2011, 01:47 PM
I did this for a few weeks a while bacl. its def harder then it seems on paper. I kept the weight the same for bench and then put my feet up for the next mini cycle.