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Accessory Work as a Circuit? (Book is on the Way)


#1

Now, I have already read the 1st 2 books and now will be reading Forever when it finally comes (I was waiting for an eBook, but I can’t be bothered waiting so I bought it over the weekend and it takes a while to come to Australia).

Anyway, I’m running 4 day program of Pro 5s and then 5x5 FSL for the 4 major lifts. The question I have is accessory lifts. I understand that it should be push/pull/core, but I’m wondering if this should be done in a circuit (without a break where I go from abs to pull ups to DB press for example all x5) or should I focus on one at a time (with 30-60 sec break within each set)?

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance


#2

Whatever you want


#3

Great! I thought that having a 2m break in between ab work might make it less efficient (but I’m probably overthinking this as usual)


#4

I would try different layouts for cycles at a time: straight sets, circuit, supersetted, supersetted with main movements and see how you respond.

Try keep it all sensible so it all works together.


#5

There are circuit programs in the book you can check out when it arrives.


#6

If you just do the workouts for a few weeks you will have notions like this is too much or this is just right or I would like this Template. Once you figure this out each lift may have a different structure. I condition my upper and leave my lower as one lift. Make your workout yours.


#7

My bench and ohp are 5x531. Squat is 531fsl20 my deadlift is bbb.


#8

How much weight do you use for deadlift BBB?


#9

60% is what I started with but by now it’s more like 40 to 50% because I’m on a time crunch so the fsl bbb kills me.


#10

Taking so long to come…stuck in Chicago for the last 5 days :frowning:


#11

Won’t be much longer hopefully! Mine took a week to the UK via Chicago.