So, I’ve been away from the weights for some time now… long enough to lose most of what I had (which wasn’t a lot by the standards set by this forum). I had been doing mostly running/body weight work preparing for bootcamp this summer which is no longer happening. I want to get back to the weights, get stronger and bigger. I am thinking 5/3/1, and something resembling the bodybuilding accessory work. I figure this might help me get stronger, and provide the volume to get bigger assuming proper nutrition.
However, I am 5’9, 150lbs now, and my lifts all suck now. I am weak. I am curious if 5/3/1 is best, or if I’d be better off putting in some time with a program that is a 3-4 full body workouts a week. Something like Madcow’s 5x5 I think it’s called. I believe it’s workout A and B, 3x a week, Squat, Bench, DL, on one day, Squat, power clean, military press on the other. Then you can add a little accessory work.
What’s everyone’s thoughts? Too soon for 5/3/1? Or is it okay to jump right into it?