At the time, FBPCV2 seemed like the ideal choice to move to from the novice 3x5 routine I started out with last year. I managed to always pull it off with my busy schedule, congested with school and work.
It was during FBPCV2 I had to start making adjustments, I picked Wednesday to be Deadlift day so replacing the PC it would make Wednesday:
Deadlift (I went with 70%x5, 80%x5, 90%x5)
Squat 65%x3 75%x3 85% x3
Bench Press 5/3/1
I started hitting walls due but my busy schedule and sometimes lack of sleep started to take a toll on my numbers especially on deadlift day. It also took me a while to come to terms with the fact my power clean sucked (again because of my long arms) BUT it took me very little time to learn the Hang Clean, for which some reason I can naturally get into full extension every single time.
After tweaking my back I learned how to properly sumo deadlift and that's the stance I stuck to for Max Effort deadlifts; but when replacing the conventional out completely I left a gaping hole in my program- by taking out the conventional deadlift my back and core was simply not going to get the same work and stimulation.
So in my attempt to be a little creative and stay within the principles of what I read in B531 I attempted to make a template with some cutting and pasting that fit my busy schedule but without leaving any holes in my program for the sake of temporary jumps in numbers. This is where I stumbled upon the Beach Body Challenge but due to my time constraints I could do the accessory movements such as the rope chin ups, the neck work, etc. the very next day or when I get home late at night. I still do these accessory movements along with mobility drills and ab work on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
I looked up how Jim integrated Hang Cleans, Rack Pulls and Kroc Rows through out B531 and thought by doing one of each every session would compensate for taking out the conventional deadlift (I'm just a 100 times more confident and comfortable pulling sumo for max effort) and I've been just messing with this template for 2 weeks, it's been a lot of fun.