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531 Set Up for Other Lifts?

Can I use the 531 set and rep scheme for other lifts? Specifically the barbell row? I know I CAN, but is it an effective option for other than the main lifts? Or should I stick with something like 5x5?

You can, and it can be effective depending on what you want to achieve. It all depends.

I suspect a good rule of thumb here would be that the bigger a movement it is, the more likely the 531 setup could be effective. So for something like incline bench it will likely be highly effective; for tricep pushdowns it probably would be less effective compared to other approaches.

Perfect thanks for the response!

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