First I’d just like to say thanks I’m really enjoying the new book.
Anyway I’m starting up 5/3/1 after some time away on it and have a couple questions regarding the volume.
My basic set up would be to use dynamic sets to eventually work up to my work sets and the PR set. (Always worked well for me in the past)
I would then finish with some joker sets and then the “first set last sets” 3-5 sets of 8-10 reps. Both autoregulated on how I feel.
I will superset all sets including dynamic work with antagonistic sets as suggested in the book. From what I read I think I’m pk so far.
Now my questions are is it too much to add 3-5 sets of 8 of “boring but big” style at the end of this as listed in template two. For example on overhead press do bench, on bench day do overhead, on deadlifts do leg presses and on squat day do good mornings.
The reason for this is that my TM’s aren’t that high and I seem to detrain between workouts and felt I needed more volume. I’m assuming the physical stress isn’t that high.
TM is 365 for squat and deadlift.
For upper body due to torn rotator and labrum I will use behind neck press because believe it or not its not as painful as military press for a TM of only 165.
Instead of flat bench I have to use a slight incline also to compensate for pain with a TM of 200.
Do you think adding the boring but big sets at the end is too much? And also do you feel there is too much overlap with the behind neck press and slight incline?
Sorry for long post. Thanks.