The reality of my schedule has made me look at some of the “limited time”/“2+2+2”-type of templates in the Forever book. (I’m on my second go through with Krypteia, but need to switch it up due to life’s obligations).
I notice there are a few programs with 2 days of barbell lifts (531+supplement), and the assistance work is done on separate days. I like this approach as it makes for more compact workouts and makes for a balanced week of training.
So, now to my question: Why not do the supplemental lifting on separate days and do the 531/assistance work on the same day?
So, like this:
531 Squat; 531 Bench. Assistance. (ex: 50 pull ups, 50 dips, 50 roll outs)
Supplemental work: 5x5 FSL on DL, OHP. (or BBB, or SSL). No assistance
531 DL; 531 OHP. Assistance. (ex: 50 inverted rows, 50 push ups, 50 HLR)
Supplemental work: 5x5 FSL on Squat/DL (or BBB, or SSL). No assistance.
Other days would have mobility, conditioning. etc… as prescribed.
The reason I like the way laid out above is that I can superset assistance work with the 531 lifts while not so much if supplement is done with the 531 lifts, making the workouts faster. Plus, I also like to superset while doing the 531 lifts. On the Supplement day, only easy things like face pulls/pull aparts would be done. Can anyone explain any drawbacks to this type of programming? Is this something Jim has already laid out, or something he has already spoken against? Thanks for any feedback.