I'm trying to plan out my next few cycles of 531 and was hoping for a little insight.
I'm currently doing BBB version 2 (using the alternate lift for the BBB sets) @50% and then @60% will be next.
When reading through the Beyond book of the different BBB versions/variations. There is a BBB variation that uses your first set % for the 5x10 sets. It specifically calls out to only do this for version 1 (same lift for BBB) and NOT to use version 2 (alternate lift for BBB). There is also a BBB progression that goes from BBB 5x10@50%, to BBB 5x5@80%, to 5x3@90%, and then to 5x1@TM that I wanted to try.
1) Do you know why you are not supposed to use version 2 (alternate lift) with the BBB using your first set %? Just wanting to understand. The only thing I can think of is that the BBB % would be too high to switch to a different lift without warming up that lift first (which would be too much).
2) Since I am currently using version 2 (alternate lift), if I want to do the progression above, can I do this with the alternate lift or should I switch to the version 1 (same lift)?
3) Version 1 (same lift) vs version 2 (alternate lift). I know it is the same volume, but I've read on this website that doing a second day of the same lift will produce better gains even if the overall volume is the same. Do you think I would be losing some benefit?
I'd appreciate any advice or insight. Thanks in advance.