Hey everyone whats up? So this week i started 5/3/1, switching over from Starting Strength. I made good progress, stuck with it for 7 months and gained about 20 pounds.(i dont think thats very much but im pretty broke and eating that much isnt always an option)
Anyway i like 5/3/1 and the workouts are great,and always make me sore. i was just wondering, what is the maximum amount of assistance work any of you would reccomend? the main reason i ask is because id like to try and workout some of the muscles that might not get worked very well with the main exercises. For example for my first military press workout i did 5 sets of dips and four sets of pullups and that was it and it was a great workout. But what if i also wanted to add some lateral raises and face pulls to make sure my shoulders got evenly worked? or another example: For the deadlift workout i followed up deads with ab raises and dumbell side raises which was great, but would it be too much to do some shrugs too?
Is it counterproductive to do more than two assistance exercises? yesterday i did that after squatting, however i kept it down to 11 sets total. So i guess im also asking that when it comes to limiting your assistance work, whats more important to limit? sets or exercises?
another thing i thought of is this: if i wanna do too much assistance work, would it just be best to change up the assistance exercises each cycle?
If any of this is just straight up overthought and stupid pleae let me know. i have a tendency to over think shit and usually i need someone else to tell me for me to realize it.
also let me know if theres any other info you need like my diet or anything