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Can I Just Add Jokers?


#1

Is there anything stopping me from just adding joker sets into my training cycles? Pretty sure I’ve been doing them off and on in my training anyways as some days when I feel good and want to keep going I just go past my final work set and work up to see where I’m at that day and resist the urge to fuck up my TM with the what I reach.

What I’d really like to do is simply transition to the full beyond 5/3/1 program as written with jokers and fsl.

I just want to know if there’s a consensus reason to not just go from the original 531 to this because I like it.


#2

It’s not whether or not you like something. It’s about what works.

As said many times on TNation forum - in a 5 cycle program, they are used for about 2 cycles.