I am looking into doing 5 3 1. I was originally going to start next week when I could squat again (still recovering from surgery with open wound) but I was told things are going slower and I prlly won’t be able to squat for another month or two. Anyways I was wondering if I could manipulate the 5 3 1 program to involve cleans on squat day instead of actual squats?
Also another question. I have been bulking for a little over a year now (gained 60lbs), and also doing a 4 day push pull split with more volume/ frequency per body part than 5 3 1. A good deal more actually. I have spent a lot of time getting bigger (especially my chest, that damn things will not grow at all) and I would hate to lose any of it. I need to get stronger though, however if it is at the expense of size its not worth it to me at this point. I have very serious health issues and getting the size back will take forever, and may even be impossible at this point. Thanks for the input guys, looking forward to seeing what kinda responses I get.