The guy is a lifter too and seems to know his stuff, he also coaches competitors; he’s done an x-ray of my back and at 56yo, does not recommend squats or deadlift for me anymore. I’ve done 5/3/1 before and really liked it but preferred DC training and am on that now albeit with very low weights in deadlift and squat.
Cutting now and have about 6-8 weeks more to go before adding some calories. I’d like to go back on 5/3/1 but a different version.
So, three questions; 1. Go with a 5/3/1 variant and if so, which? 2. If not, recommendations? 3. Has Jim ever addressed alternatives to squat and/or deadlift? I have the 2nd edition and haven’t seen that in there.