I see. Well remember the assistance on BBB is for practice as much as anything else. As long as the mainlifts keep progressing, you are doing it right.
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Last edited by johnst_nhb; 11-30-2010 at 11:57 AM.
Size on the other hand...
Beginning of 09 I did starting strength until I got the hang of the lifts and quickly plateaued.
Middle of 09 I switched to madcow 5x5 and rode that out until February '10 when I started doing 5/3/1. At this point my lifts were roughly a 365 1rm squat, a 405 DL, and a 265ish bench.
Unfortunately, I hurt my back this last May on squats and did no lower body again until about August. I used HCT-12 during this period, strictly for my bench and press and did see pretty good progress...getting up to 285x1 in only like 6 weeks (have to check journal).
When my back healed I got back on 5/3/1 and have been running it for 3 cycles now. My bench went from 285x1 to 290x3 (I also hit a 300x1 and 280x4). Deadlifts skyrocketed as well....I just hit a 455 today even after a 425x5 set. The only slow lift is the squat, but I think its more mental than anything because that is what I hurt my back on.
So I guess you could say that I have made gains on every program I have used, so I can't really say 5/3/1 is better or worse than the others. All I can say is the lack of frequency keeps me injury free and able to go to the gym always being fresh. However, there are sometimes when I feel I could be doing more in the gym though, but I am trusting the program for now. But I definitely see myself getting bored soon.
My next program will definitely be size oriented...I want to walk around at a solid 250 pounds. I think that is a good weight for my height. Even at 235, I still have "skinny" features.
Last edited by mchicia1; 11-30-2010 at 07:17 PM.