Anybody on here have a preference of running BBB variation 1 or 2? (Or does it matter?)
The first 18 months or so that I was on 5/3/1 I primarily ran BBB variation 1 (sometimes did sets with SS bar, hex bar, swiss bar or box squat for shits and giggles) and experienced nice progress.
When Beyond 5/3/1 came out this summer I switched to FSL paused reps and my lifts skyrocketed for about two months until I got put on a night shift Wed-Sat in early September and everything plummeted.
I’m going to be on night shift half of the week for about the next 2-3 months so I’ve really cut down my TM and will focus on getting high reps and adding muscle since fatigue is kinda screwing with my ability to hit heavier weights/lower reps. My BBB sets will be done in the 50-60% range. This should work nicely with putting on a glorious winter bulk, hopefully.
Just want to know if anyone out there has run both variations and has any advice on positives or negatives (or even if the difference is neglible).