New to the forums! Joined in the hopes of learning more about strength training generally and Wendler’s 5/3/1 program in particular. I’ve been perusing the forums to get answers to some of the questions I have after reading (and re-reading) Jim’s original book.
My question (err more of a request, I suppose) relates to the original 5/3/1 program and the 4th assistance work protocol based on part 1 of Dave Tate’s periodization bible: how would this look in terms of exercises and set/rep breakdown? I was fine with Jim’s write up until I read a few pages after and came across the section “Programming Your Assistance Work - The Simplest Strength Template” in which he introduces the idea of one big assistance lift (with percentage and set/rep break down for each week) to follow the main lift of the day (Bench, Military, Squat or Deadlift). No further direction is given for the other assistive (or accessory) exercises.
Out of respect for Jim’s work, I’m not going to quote from his book here. I’m hoping someone who has read 5/3/1 can explain and perhaps provide an example of how this version of the program looks.
I have been reading website after website for more information amd have even gone as far as reading Dave Tate’s article, but I am still unclear on how this version of 5/3/1 should look. I am hoping to start the program in August/September after completing my current program. Any help would be appreciated.