Hey guys, and Jim if you read this, my question is on assistance work. I have Beyond 5/3/1, I love it, and if you guys recommend any other 5/3/1 books I would definitely get them ( Is 5/3/1 forever worth once I already have the latest?), anyways, theres so much information on assistance work I’m confused about the best way. Does it work better to do 5 sets of 10 like this? 100x10 110x10 120x10 130x10 140x10? Like working up to a topset? Or just doing straight sets (140x10x5 sets). Its hard sometimes to maintain all the reps for that.
Also, do you guys find it better to alternate assistance work with the opposite days (such as do 5x10 bench press on the OHP day and the 5x10 OHP on the bench day. Or do you find it better to put them all on the same day?)
Anyways, 5/3/1 is always my go to program when I feel so overwhelmed with how much information is available so thank you Jim for providing a simple and effective program to do.
Also (sorry for so many questions) on assistance for lower body do you guys find it more effective to do 5x10 deadlifts and 5x10 squats or do you feel like that’s too much squatting and deadlifting, is it better do assistance such as Glute ham raises and leg press or single leg work?
Just curious on what works better for you guys