I’ve been toying around with all three variations of kryptiea: the original, the redux, and the Rhodes version. By toying, I mean I might run a week using one setup, or even use different set ups for different lifts. I have done the original kryptiea 2 full times through, but really much more than in that I use that set up now for nearly all 531 work I do.
I still like the original set up the best for most lifts. I like the rhythm of doing a main lift, and one assistance that switches every other time. For whatever reason, it clicks with me mentally.
The redux is a nice change up, but is not as enjoyable to me. I get bored doing the 5 rounds of main lift plus two of the same assistance for each circuit. To me, it takes my focus away from each lift and I find myself going through the motions with less intensity. This is no knock on the program, but more of an individual preference on my part. That said, I like this set up better for DL, and use 5x5 FSL for the circuit.
I don’t care much for the Rhodes set up. It has too much going on and too many changes during each workout. This was my least favorite, and it’s unlikely I would return to it. I like the simplicity of the “one lift” approach on the other kryptiea set ups.