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BBB: Split the 5x10 Volume in Two Exercises?


#1

Reason is I want to do some exercises 2x per week so I thought about splitting the 5x10 volume, e.g, instead of only Bench 5x10, I’d do:
OHP 5/3/1
Bench 3x10
Dips 2x10
total=50 reps, same as if it was 5x10

Pulling: instead of only dumbbell row 5x10, I’d do:
Pendlay Row 5x5
Pull up 3x10
total=55 reps

Pulling other day, instead of only chin up 5x10, I’d do:
Weighted chin up 5x5
Dumbbell row 3x10
total=55 reps

What do you guys think? Is it a good idea or I’d be totally running away from the idea of BBB?


#2

I just don’t really see the point honestly. You should be doing pull ups all the time. Jim is a huge advocate of this due to wanting more pulling than pushing. Just try BBB as it is written and then fuck with it after you finish a few cycles or whatever you’re doing. Its written as is because it works as is.


#3

How many years have you used BBB as your leader program?


#4

This would no longer be Boring But Big. Look at Triumvirate if you want more exercise selection


#5

Stick to the program as is. Jim picked those lifts for a reason. Easily one of the most successful programs I’ve ever tried.