Ok, so i'm looking at doing 5/3/1 probably the boring but big template or the bodybuilding template, the problem is i have a bad back after an accident with bent rows therefore obviously it will be near impossible to progress, strength wise, with deadlifts and squats.
On the dead and squats days how can i change it so its more bodybuilding focused and not strength?
Or should i just not do 5/3/1 as i cannot train for strength in my lower body/lower back, and do a different program more focused to bodybuilding.
Also been training for 1 - 2 years seriously but been off 3 months due to back.
Probably a good idea to stay light with the squats and deads and find suitable replacements for them while you build up your numbers. So I agree, 5/3/1 probably wouldn't be the best aproach for now.
Find a replacement for squats and deads for now and work them hard. Meanwhile, you can do lighter squats and deads as part of your warm-ups or after your replacement lift. When you get to the point that you can start using more intensity with them, start weaning away from the replacement lifts and start progressing on the squats and deads.
You could still run 5/3/1 on your pressing and your replacement lower back exercises. You could also run 5/3/1 on squats and deads, but instead of taking 90% of your max, you could take a much lower percentage. I feel that because the progress in 5/3/1 is rather conservative, it would be a good fit.
Thanks for the replies.