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Assistance Work In 5/3/1 for Hardgainers

  • List itemIn the 5/3/1 for hard gainers, how does the assistance sets fall in? In between the main lift sets or after the main lift sets are completed?

Usually it’s done after the warm-up, jumps/throws, main work and supplemental.

But in the article you talk about supersetting it. I am supersetting my pull assistance with my press/bench main&supplemental lifts… so im a bit confused. Am i supposed to do anotjer 50 - 100 reps of pull assistance on top of that or do the 100 chins in between the bench sets count as my 100 pull assistance reps?


It counts towards the total.

ive been doing it right then, cool :slight_smile: thank you