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How Does this 5/3/1 Programming Look? Rate or Hate


Yeah I hate overthinking programming… But I still do and I really want some opinion on this. I an currently looking into adding some of the 531 techniques like joker sets or some other…


Squat 5/3/1+
Deadlift 5 x 10
Dumbbell Side Bends 5 x 10-30
Front Squat 5 x 8-12
Good Morning 3 x 8-12


Bench 5/3/1+
Military Press 5 x 10
Weighted Pull-Ups 5 x 5-8
Close-grip Bench Press 5 x 10
Standing Curl 3 sets x 10 reps


Deadlift 5/3/1+
Squats 5 x 10
Hanging Leg Raise 5 x 10
Romanian Deadlift 5 x 8-12
Leg Press 3 x 8-12


Military Press 5/3/1+
Bench 5 x 10
Bent Over Row 5 x 10
Dips 5 x 10
Concentration Curl 3 sets x 8 reps


Looks to me that you want to do boring but big and some random bodybuilding routine in one workout. Dont…


This is good for the first 2 out of 5 cycles maybe 3 if you are a beginner and in need of more mass.


Also i would do more pulling and only do curls once a week. Superset all bench press and press with chins and rows. Train like an athlete not a bodybuilder


You are doing two BBB exercises. So don’t do that.


Lower body 531
BBB assistance

upper body 531
BBB assistance

Or pick a template, and that’d be ggrrreeeaaaaattttt…?.


Thanks alot for the feedback, so would it be better to make the second BBB exercise 3 sets instead of 5 sets? Or just cut it?

I am trying to superset bodyweight pull-ups with both military press and bench press.