I would like to start by saying I’m new to the forum but a long time reader of T-nation articles. Best advice out there.
Anyways, I’ve started running Coach Thibs Best Damn program looking for a change of pace. Strength is my end goal but haven’t made much progress in that for a while. Decided to go with the original to focus more on muscle mass for a while. So far I love it and it’s really what motivated to get a bit more involved in the forums.
I would like to hear some of your opinions in regards to exercise selection though.
Big 3 and variation twice a week. Front squat and squat (instead of Hack squat), RDL and dead lift (instead of GHR/Reverse Hyper since none available anyways), and I like the bench and db incline split in the original. Would do the double rest/pause for these except the DB bench.
Over head/ Delt work. I love the KB snatch and would do that instead of the front raises. Also would prefer to do push pressing instead of the strict pressing. 6-8-10 for the KB. And last would replace the bent lateral flyes with a 5-1-5 pyramid of laterals, bent laterals, and bent Y raises. I find my shoulders (including joints) respond much better to flyes with lower weight and higher volume.
Lastly, was considering replacing the leg extensions with high rep BW lunges and the leg curls with KB swings.
I know all about how tinkering too much with plans can get too far off track from the purpose of the program so would love to hear thoughts about what should be good, what may be too far off the mark, and any ideas or suggestions.
Thanks everyone ahead of time for the feedback, and thanks Coach Thib for such an awesome program.