I'm thinking about moving from 5/3/1 to the cube. My only concern is that I really like the feel of working up to one all out top set on my big lifts. Similar to 5/3/1. But the cube would have me doing sets across. I'm a natural lifter. I've done some research on it and from what I can tell most of the top programs call for one top set. For example the Lilliebridge method, Westside on ME days, 5/3/1, And even Mark Rippetoe recommends only one work set for DL.
I'm considering changing the speed day to something more Westside style. By this I mean lowering the volume a little for the DL and waiving the percents from 60% to 70% instead of 65% to 75%. (Westside uses 50-60% but they are geared and i'm raw)
I'm also looking at changing the rep day from sets across at a set weight to a 5/3/1 style top set at a certain percentage. Possibly 75-85% or 70-80%.
I realize I won't be following this "as written" therefore cannot call it the cube. But I thought these changes may help me a little. I would like someone else's thoughts.