I have been running 531 for about 6 weeks now and i am really enjoying it.
I have been using the 531 pyramid with reverse bbb accessory i.e. 531 Squat with bbb deadlift.
Have been doing some tweeks and changes for my next run of 531 and was looking for some input on what i have come up with
I am going to keep doing the 531 pyramid style, but incorporate amrap sets on all the pyramid sets as Wendler wrote in the book as an example.
I will then add reverse bbb as i have been doing, but periodize them in cycles of 8,5 and 3 reps.
Using this the first bench session for week one would look like this:
5 x 65%
5 x 75%
5 x 85% amrap (top set)
5 x 75% amrap (pyramid down)
5 x 65% amrap (pyramid down)
Overhead press 5x8 70%***
I will run the 5x8@70% for 3 weeks, and next 3 weeks i will switch to 5x5@80% and 3 weeks later 5x3@90%.
I have been toying with the idea to run this as a 9 week cycle, and deload on week 10.
I am by far no expert on 531 but i think it looks really solid.
Accessory will be kept to a minimum, just rows and pull-ups.