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5/3/1 Pyramid w/ BBB?


#1

I’ve been using 5/3/1 pyramid with FSL 5x5 and have made some pretty decent progress. I was looing to switch up a bit, so i’m was wondering if anyone is using the 5/3/1 pyramid with BBB or is that too much volume for one lift? Example of week 1would be:
65%×5
75%x5
85%×5+
75%×5
65%×5
50%x 5 sets of 10 reps
Assistance exercise 5x10

Thanks in advance!


#2

Seems unnecessary, I think the PR sets are not used with BBB either or at least that is what Jim recommends. I would skip the added sets that make the pyramid and just use a slightly higher percentage on the BBB. If your doing 2 extra sets of 5 before you start BBB might as well drop them and do BBB at 55%


#3

If you are not really strong/experienced I would recommend FSL weights for the BBB. 5’s PRO for the main sets, no PR set. This is what Jim seems to recommend.


#4

I thought the pyramid percentages were used for supplemental work, so therefore you actually have two supplemental lifts after the main work. Pick one.


#5

Thanks for the input, guys. It is much appreciated!