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Boring But Big 3 Month Challenge


#1

Two questions regarding Boring But Big:

  1. For example, on your Monday sample workout, do you follow 5/3/1 for military press and then do 5x10 for military? Or 5/3/1 for military straight into 5x10 bench press?

  2. Military presses are done standing, correct?

Thanks in advance!


#2

Generally, it is recommended that you use the same lift for the BBB sets. The military press is performed while standing.


#3

[quote=“rking330, post:1, topic:214398”]
Two questions regarding Boring But Big:

For example, on your Monday sample workout, do you follow 5/3/1 for military press and then do 5x10 for military? Or 5/3/1 for military straight into 5x10 bench press?[/quote]

You can do either (aside from some scenarios), the book shows you how.

Would it be a military press if it was seated? Standing has advantages over sitting/kneeling/whatever IMO but in the end, you must justify the movement in terms of a performance goal.


#4

In the book he has the opposite exercise for volume, so 5/3/1 military and then 5x10 bench. I highly encourage this as it cuts down on boredom and doesn’t beat you up on the same lift too much. Plus, you get more frequent practice in the lift. I am in month two of the challenge and loving it.

And yes, all pressing is done standing.