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531 for PL, Last Set on '3' and '531' Weeks


#1

Hey thanks for all the replys on a couple previous questions ive asked.. i search online for answers first if i can't find the answers then i ask here.. try not to bug people to much lol.. Anyway, doing 5 3 1 for powerlifting.. i do heavy singles on the " 3 " weeks and the 531 weeks as jim says to do... can i also push the last set for amrap as well on those same days? or is amrap plus a couple heavy singles to taxing?

Thanks


#2

You can, and Wendler has suggested that you continue to go for extra reps on the last set


#3

thanks chris


#4

The new book Beyond 531 explains this is much greater detail. Calls them Joker Sets.


#5

I believe that in that particular book, he recommended still going for "as many" on the third set prior to the singles. But he does tend to contradict himself a lot, so take that for what it's worth.


#6

In his latest book, he recommends going for max reps on that 3rd set, then continuing to add weight and doing further sets of 5 (or 3 or 1, depending on the week) until you can't continue, then working up to a single, and then doing 3x8 with your first work set weight.


#7

I haven't read the latest book, but I was under the impression that the singles were only to be used when peaking for a meet. And, in that case, the final amrap sets are a bit overkill. If you're using the singles outside of meet prep, I imagine it's just a matter of paying close attention to your body and just doing as you feel works best for you / is necessary.