So I really liked the article and the program in it and, even though I'm about ten years older than the young Jim Wendler that is his target audience, and don't play football, it feels like it fits a lot of my current goals/parameters...three days a week and has the exact same assistance work that I would have included myself putting together my own template while allowing "slow", steady strength growth...only concern is the power clean since I am currently stuck at a crappy gym with no platform or bumper plates, but figured I'd subtract more weight than the normal 90% to pretty much ensure no misses.
My question is, for the six 5/3/1 exercises, should one just cut it off with the max reps on the final set, or are other templates usable? Was thinking of using the 28-week template from Beyond 5/3/1 for the six, and then keeping the assistance as written in the article.
For any difference it makes, I train BJJ twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday night) and hike at least once, usually twice, on the weekends. Have two jobs, but both a reasonably low stress (physically and mentally); substitute teaching and pizza delivery. Also wanted to add in loaded carries a couple days a week, but just a few minutes total a day.
Not looking to compete in powerlifting or anything else (except for Tough Mudder later this summer). I simply enjoy weight lifting and being stronger than average and healthy and have found that most 5/3/1 variations are perfect for that goal without encroaching into other aspects of my life badly (or vice versa).