Just started 531 for beginners yesterday after doing SL5X5 to regain strength after a big break. Had a quick question for the assistance. Obviously I do not want to complicate things since it is just the damn assistance, however I just wanted to make sure this was fine. I saw Jim recommend this for the assistance:
Squat - 5/3/1, 5x5 FSL/push-ups
Bench - 5/3/1, 5x5 FSL/chins/pull-ups or inverted rows
Deadlift - 5/3/1, 5x5 FSL/push-ups
Press - 5/3/1, 5x5 FSL/chins/pull-ups or inverted rows
I did the A workout yesterday as written there, supersetting the squat FSL with pushups and supersetting the bench FSL with chinups. Did Rows/dips/curls after done for 50 reps each. I definitely felt drained as hell doing the chinups and assistance work after. Normally I could do 5x5 weighted chins with a 25 lb plate, have also done 2 reps with a 45 plate. But I was barely repping 5 reps with bodyweight SSing it with the FSL. And the assistance definitely felt overtiring. Did I implement it wrong? Just fatigued after the main lifts? Or to put it bluntly does my conditioning just SUCK? For my conditioning I plan to alternate between jump rope and weighted vest walks.
Does Jim still recommend the version I posted above doing the main lifts SS with pushups and chins and then rows/dips/curls for 50 reps for the assistance. Any help is appreciated, thanks.