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FSL + Olympic Lifts 3xWeek

Dear Mr. Wendler,

I am executing the 5/3/1 + FSL + Assistance as recommended on the Forever book and, as expected, I am very satisfied. Years ago I used the traditional BBB and it was also fine. Thank you for your excellent work.

The details of my 5/3/1 FSL trainning sessions are:

  • three times a week;

  • warm-up, jump/throws, squat 5 pro, squat FSL, and assistance work

  • warm-up, jump/throws, bench press 5 pro, bench press FSL, and assistance work + SNATCH

  • warm-up, jump/throws, deadlift 5 pro, deadlift FSL, and assistance work

  • warm-up, jump/throws, ohp 5 pro, ohp FSL, and assistance work + CLEAN & JERK

    The problem is that I finish the upper body training sessions feeling very exhausted.

    My question is: according to your experience, could it be possible I dedicate one extra day, mantaining 3x/week scheme to execute the olys without problems regarding strength/hypertrophy? Something like:

  • warm-up, jump/throws, squat 5 pro, squat FSL, and assistance work

  • warm-up, jump/throws, bench press 5 pro, bench press FSL, and assistance work

  • warm-up, jump/throws, deadlift 5 pro, deadlift FSL, and assistance work

  • warm-up, jump/throws, ohp 5 pro, ohp FSL, and assistance work

  • warm-up, snatch, clean & jerk + oly techniques

Any suggestion from the collegues will be wellcome too.

Cheers