[quote]Patch Adams wrote:
Seems like 5/3/1 BBB is a very popular program. I’m just puzzled, why not Madcow/TM since it increases load weekly instead of monthly like 5/3/1? Please enlighten me. Thank you guys alot for the advice. Really appreciate them.
You do increase the load weekly with 5/3/1. On the first week, you are lifting 85% of your training max, the second week 90%, and the third week 95% (for the final set on each day). If you had a 300lb squat for a training max, this would mean squatting 255 week 1, 270 week 2, and 285 week 3. You’re increasing the load 15lbs each week in this scenario. Additionally, your assistance work load can increase during this time as well.[/quote]
You’re not increasing the weight every week in 5/3/1. The next cycle you would do 263, 279 and 295.
In the example I just posted above, each week you increased the weight you are squatting by 15lbs. Would you not consider that to be an increase of weight?