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5/3/1 and Cluster Sets

Hey Jim, I was wondering what is your opinion on using cluster sets for BP in 5/3/1? If you’d use them how would you use them? I made great gains with them following a protocol CT wrote for a while so I was wondering maybe it’d be a good idea to use them in 5/3/1

What is a cluster set? Do you set a PR with a cluster set?

[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
What is a cluster set? Do you set a PR with a cluster set? [/quote]

There’s a short (5 to 20 second) rest between each rep in the set

Not something I’d do. Maybe for assistance but I’m a big fan of setting PR’s.