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BBB: 50 Total Reps, not 5x10


#1

Hello everyone,first timer here.First to thank Jim for 531 and his coaching on T-Nation.It means a lot.I am currently on BBB and my question is regarding 5x10 sets.If I am doing 5x10@60% of TM,would it be ok to do 50 reps at same weight but not necessarily in 5 sets.I am only asking because I had great success with pull ups and rowing done this way.Just do 50 reps with given weight as quickly as possible no matter how many sets.Thanks again.


#2

Jim outlines something like this in the Beyond book. It’s called the rule of 50. Basically exactly as you described it. 50 total reps by any means necessary


#3

[quote]bmcinnis96 wrote:
Jim outlines something like this in the Beyond book. It’s called the rule of 50. Basically exactly as you described it. 50 total reps by any means necessary[/quote]

There you go - question answered in the Beyond book. I write them so you can read them. Check em out.


#4

Just googled “531 rule of 50” and its true!Thank you man,you just made my day.I wonder if same approach could be used for 5x5@80%(25reps) 5x3@90%(15reps) etc.Cheers!


#5

Thanks Jim.Saw your post a bit to late.I wont pretend I bought your book,I learned about 531 on various forums and making best of it.


#6

[quote]krivaja wrote:
Just googled “531 rule of 50” and its true!Thank you man,you just made my day.I wonder if same approach could be used for 5x5@80%(25reps) 5x3@90%(15reps) etc.Cheers![/quote]

I couldn’t see why not, other than the fact that you’d have to actually use your brain when programming an approach like this and not get too crazy with it.


#7

Well i have a history of getting too crazy with everything.Like I always have to do more.Thank you for replying.


#8

The E-books are inexpensive and although 5/3/1 is my go to program, they are worth reading for entertainment value alone.


#9

[quote]purplefish wrote:
The E-books are inexpensive and although 5/3/1 is my go to program, they are worth reading for entertainment value alone. [/quote]

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