Thanks for the tip. I actually have both, Wendler's 5/3/1 manual and 5/3/1 for Football and I do like the basic principles of slow and steady progress and regular PRs, which they are built on. I would want to give it a go, but our football season is approaching and I only have about two and a half months before I need to switch into in-season. I think it's too short of a time to really get most out of a program like 5/3/1.
Right now I'm in a middle of my last accumulation / hypertrophy period and I've been playing with the ideas I got from CT's HP Mass articles. Figured I'd follow with an intensification block focusing a bit more to "grinding" strength and finish with some sort of power block implementing CT's complexes.
But I think I should've been more specific with what I meant in the first place...I meant three GYM days a week. You know...with barbells, squat racks etc. This from CT:
"One of my core training principles... no, make that MY core training principle is that the more you can train without exceeding your capacity to recover the more you'll progress. Not surprisingly my approach is thus based on finding ways to make it possible to increase training frequency and overall workload.
If you look at the way I train and coach people, it varies a lot. But there are some elements that are staples: eccentric-less work, neural charge workout, not going to failure, low reps, avoiding excessive eccentric emphasis, etc."
I feel that principle can be applied into a three GYM days per week template. Eccentric-less sled work and neural charge can be done in some form on non GYM days. From CT: "Do something! Everything counts". No it's not as effective and no it's not the "purist" version of HP Mass, but I don't think there's nothing wrong trying to make most of it.
But I'll be more specific with my questions in the future...at least I DID use the search function