I’ll be finishing 5/3/1 BBB 3-month challenge (my first exposure to 5/3/1) this week. Loved it, hated it, gained 10lbs.
For the next 3 months I want to add power cleans, and swap out back squat for front squat. Not competing against anybody but myself so I don’t need any grief. My lower back’s been aching all month.
Here’s my plan, do you guys think I’m missing any important movements or that there are any serious flaws in this approach?
Power Clean 5/3/1
Good mornings 5x10-12*
Bench Press 5/3/1
DB Rows (Croc or 5x10-12*)
Incline DB Press 5x10-12*
Front Squat 5/3/1
Hanging Leg Raise 5xSome
Standing Press 5/3/1
Chins (various grips) 5x10-16*
*Add weight at high end of rep range
-Limit 5/3/1 sets to 12/8/5 reps maximum.
-Consider supersetting the assistance lifts where appropriate.