Hello, this thread is to help me figure out certain questions I have about starting a 5,3,1 program for myself.
A little about myself: I'm on a diet at the moment, I was a bit to husky for my liking and decided to have someone from my gym help me on my cut. My strength hasn't dropped but its not going up either. I'm not a powerlifter, mainly train in bodybuilding, yet I still like to have strength with my physique. So this brings me to my questions.
Question: My split is per body part. Mon: Chest/Tri Tue: Legs/Shoulders Wed: Back/Bi Thur: Chest/Shoulders Fri: Arms Sat: Legs/Back. With this split I do have a heavy bench day on Mon. Tues day is my Squat day. Thursday is my Heavy shoulder (light chest day). And Saturday is my deadlift day. As you can see these are the days I do powerlifting movements usually heavy and the rest of my workout is higher volume for bodybuilding. My question to this is can I keep this split and still do the 5,3,1 program? It says don't do more than 2 days in a row, but as you can see there are days in between where I don't do any powerlifting movements.
So would I still be able to do this program while keeping this split? Keep in mind strength isn't my biggest priority just something I'd like to have to. After my heavy exercises I do a lot more after, for example after my heavy benching I go do incline bench (mix between light and heavy) then to both flat and dumbbell presses. Then on to tricep which I usually do a heavy close grip or jm press and then onto bodybuilding exercises. Is this too much volume and accessory work for this program?
Sorry if this seems confusing or anything, this would be my first real program I'd be on and I'm not too knowledgable about it. I did do research to see how the weeks are planned out and the percentages. If theres any questions anyone would like to ask, please do and I will do my best to answer them.