T Nation

Advanced 5/3/1 Question

I know some guys will switch weeks one and two when doing the original 5/3/1 plan so it would be 3/5/1. Is this something you could/should do with the advanced 5/3/1? So it would be …

5 sets of 3@85%
5 sets of 5@75%
5 sets of 1@95%

I liked doing 3/5/1 on the original template. Just wondering if anyone had tried doing the advanced template this way.

I would recommend that you read up on the 3/5/1 for powerlifting variation.

[quote]StrengthDawg wrote:
I would recommend that you read up on the 3/5/1 for powerlifting variation.[/quote]

I’m sure he has since that’s how he already has things set up.

OP, if you think that kind of wave is better for what you want to do I don’t see why it wouldn’t work fine. It’s an identical amount of work over the three-week period.

I think with any “advanced” method, you have to assume what’s written on paper takes a back seat to the advanced lifter’s instincts and preferences.

How long have you done the original?

I would do it “as written” for a few cycles. Then after comparing it to your other training notes in a similar situation, make the changes needed.