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2x2x2 Sets and Reps

In Beyond 5/3/1 it says 5/3/1 sets and reps for the 2x2x2 training schedule. Does it mean 1x5, 1x3, 1x1 or something else?
Thanks

It means the normal 531 scheduel

Week 1 - 5, 5, 5
Week 2 - 3, 3, 3
Week 3 - 5, 3, 1

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Whenever it says 5/3/1 sets and reps it means 5/3/1 sets and reps.

5 Week
65%x5
75%x5
85%x5+

3 Week
70%x3
80%x3
90%x3+

531 Week
75%x5
85%x3
95%x1+

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BTW 1+ dosent mean 1 or 2 it means 5 strong reps. If that number starts to come down to 4 or even 3 by cycle 4/5 thats ok its getting time for a reset but if that 1+ is a 1 or a 2 on cycle 1 or 2 your training max is set too high.