I would just use the basic BBB if you need to put on weight. I think it makes more sense than what you listed.
If you prefer, you might also consider the periodization bible or bodybuilder assistance templates to go w/ the base 5/3/1. Think these also make a little more sense than what you’ve got so far.
Just one quick related point, if you’re going to someone else for training info, you need to buy in all the way. Gives a psychological edge and will lead to better compliance and better results than taking an element of someone’s training advice and then fiddling with it a bunch. Sounds like you’re still at the point where you can get a lot of benefit out of ready made templates and I think the three I listed above are all viable options.
I understand wanting to put your own stamp on things and take some ownership for designing your own approach, but I think for now you’ll be happier with your progress if you follow one of those blueprints.
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I’ve tried BBB before and couldn’t stick with it, because, as the name suggests, it was way too boring. It was hard to find motivation to go to the gym and I didn’t notice any real progress over the two cycles I ran it. Also, all of the assistance I asked about are tried and suggested by wendler in his books. I have bought into his ideals completely, trust me. I only ask because I always want to know more. I feel like if I took some of the ideals from the periodization bible and what I have written out I could really get somewhere. Or is that still too much variation from the suggested?
Then try the bbb challenge, that gives you something fun to play with. Also I would highly recommend first set last as that is a great way to get some solid volume in. Now I have read jim indicating not to combine the two, but I did and found it to work very well for me.[/quote]
Have you tried combining BBB with FSL but using the opposite exercise (i.e. Press 5/3/1 / Bench BBB)? I was actually thinking about Paused FSL and opposite lift for BBB.