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BBB Help. Sub 5x10 DL with Front Squat?


#1

Hi All,

I've been running BBB for some time now, but it was only recently that my 5x10 DL started wrecking me.
I was wondering if I would be staying true to the program if I substituted the DLs with Front Squats.
I understand that Front Squats are not a pulling movement, nor does it target the posterior chain in an optimal way. However, it was a highlighted assistance movement in Jim's 5/3/1 book for the deadlift, so I figure it would be a decent BBB movement to pair with the DL.

Therefore, the new program would look like this:
5/3/1 squat
5x10 50% squat
50 pullups
abs/lower back

5/3/1 bench
5x10 50% ohp
50 pullups
loaded carries

5/3/1 dl
5x10 50% front squat
50 pullups
abs/lower back

5/3/1 press
5x10 dips
50 pullups
loaded carries

I'm hoping the back squat volume as well as the lower back accessory work on the squat/dl days will be enough to keep my posterior nice and strong going forward.

What does everyone else think?
If not the front squat, are there any other movement recommendations?

Any critique, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated!


#2

Good mornings come to mind.


#3

[quote]mikebp0128 wrote:
Hi All,

I’ve been running BBB for some time now, but it was only recently that my 5x10 DL started wrecking me.

[/quote]

What do you mean “wrecking me”?

Pain, too hard, bad form, etc???


#4

Front Squats are fine - ditch the “5x10” on dips - they are an assistance movement, not supplemental.