I ask this question because my friend let me borrow 5/3/1 Forever and I read the book from cover to cover over the weekend. I have a few of the programs that I’m interested in. Obviously I know I got a lifetime to run them.
So lets use me for example. I’m 32, 5’6, 165lbs.
Scenario A: Lift 2x a week
Workout 1 - Power Clean, Squat, Strict Press, Rows, Dips, Curls, Abs
Workout 2 - Deadlift, Front Squat, Push Press, Chin Ups, Lunges, RDL, Abs
Scenario B: Lift 3x a week
Workout 1 - Power Clean, Squat, Strict Press, BB Rows, Dips, Abs
Workout 2 - Deadlift, Push Press, Chin Ups, Curls, Lunges, Back Raises
Workout 3 - Power Clean, Squat, Strict Press, DB Rows, RDL, Abs
Scenario C: Lift 4x a week
Workout 1 - Power Clean, Squat, RDL, Lunges, Abs
Workout 2 - Strict Press, BB Rows, Chin Ups, Dips, Curls
Workout 3 - Deadlift, Squat, GHR, Split Squats, Abs
Workout 4 - Push Press, DB Rows, Pull Ups, Push Ups, Curls
By the time I’m 40 (so 8 years) would it matter which program I ran? Would I in theory have the same results (or not a big difference in #s) in 8 years whether I lifted 2x a week for 8 years vs 4x a week for 8 years?
Edit: This question is in a vacuum. Lets say nutrition is on point, recovery is on point, sleeping well, conditioning on other days, etc. The ONLY factor that changes is the frequency of the lifting days.