Hey guys im looking to try something different. I am so caught up in maxing out, beacuse im a teenager, and i was thinking why not do a 5/3/1 split? Would this be good for someones trying to get there maxes up? I am not following the actual workout, but my workout with the 5/3/1 for the bench, squat, and deadlift.
Bench and deadlifts Monday and thursday and squat and over head press tuesday and friday?
your 5/3/1 primary lift would probably be geared towards strength.... but your assistance exercises could certainly be done in a hypertrophy specific manner
thank you that is what I was hoping for. I think im going to switch up back squats with front squats each time or maybe just use those as extras? deads will switch with sumos and maybe decline bench?
Why not follow 5/3/1 program? Jim Wendler has offered plenty of variants to address different training needs. I'd stick with one of his frameworks and then after you've run it for a couple of cycles, modify it. But it is a pretty sound program. I just worry when you mix something up too much you lose its key strengths and I think Wendler 5/3/1 focuses on "slow and steady" wins the race mentality.
just do madcow 5x5 if your sole goal is strength.
Doesn't sound like you are doing 531 at all. If you want to do 531 with more opportunity to hit the lifts each week, then combine your 531 sets with another's BBB sets...
Deadlift 5 x 10 @ 50%
Press 5 x 10 @ 50%
Squat 5 x 10 @ 50%
Bench 5 x 10 @ 50%
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You should try "Boring but Big" which is based off of Jim's 5/3/1
It sounds like exactly what you're looking for
Last edited by Havok; 04-19-2012 at 04:06 AM.
Sounds like you don't wanna do 5/3/1.
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If you are not an experienced trainee then I would go with a template that was created by a reputable person and aligns with your specific background/objectives.
Benching and deadlifting all of the time may not be the best way to increase overall strength/size for people - unless you are looking to simply improve those two lifts.