since i felt pretty stuck on the “usual” 10s BBB i switched over to the 5x5 Variation, using Template two. At this, i made some pretty good gains, but my lower back hurt after Squat+DL BBB and Bench+OHP BBB days, so i had to quit it. But i have to admit, i pushed the Joker Sets to heavy singles almost every day.
Now i am wondering, how to adjust the plan. I had some ideas, i would like to hear your oppinion on:
Would it be usefull, to just do my 5/3/1 and go on with the BBB without Joker Sets? The Joker Sets sound pretty important in Beyond. Maybe use two Back-off-Sets of 8 @ 60% instead?
May it help, to just do 3 Sets of DL after the 5/3/1 Squats? Or is this too little volume for the DL all over the week?
Would you recommend using 5 x 5 with heavy weights or 5 x 10 with lighter ones for the second assistence exercise (especially for lats/upper back)?
Should i use the 7 weeks template with 5 x 5 or ist the 4 week circle better at this variation?