I have been running the 1.1 scheme for two weeks, and have been loving it so far. I noticed recently that I did not pay attention closely to the program, and since both bench, squat and OHP have a 5x5 scheme at 75% on their “light” days, I have done the same with deadlift. After re-reading it more closely, I saw the deadlift is prescribed as 5x3 on the light day. I haven’t noticed any adverse effects to doing the 5x5.
I was just wondering what the rationale behind doing 5x3 with the same percentage everything else uses 5x5 was? I pull sumo, so I was thinking if overtaxing the lower back was the concern, that’s why I wasn’t feeling any negative effect from doing an extra two sets.
Thanks for helping me kick my analysis paralysis in the ass and getting back to the basics of getting strong.