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Breaking Bad Template


#1

I'm looking at using the BreBa template after I finish Monolith (on 4/6).

For Week 2 (Rest-Pause), Jim writes "Assistance work â?? rest pause (choose 2-4 exercises and use the rest/pause)".

Does that mean, for example,

  • Shrugs 1 rest pause set (which would be 3 sets done quickly)
  • Dips 1 rest-pause set

OR

  • Shrugs 1 rest pause set x 3
  • Dips 1 rest-pause set x 3

I'm assuming option #1. The original Rest Pause will really test you, so it seems like option #2 would be overkill bordering on Why Even Ask Dumbass territory.

But I thought I would check.


#2

They are done just like every other rest pause set.


#3

In week three when you go back to doing FSL with the 3x5 percentages do you raise the training max or do you run the same Max the whole four weeks.


#4

I would also be interested to know this.


#5

You change after each cycle - this is how the 5/3/1 program usually works.