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Looking for Advice on Leader and Anchor


#1

Hi everyone, coming from a year of faithfully doing PPLPPL but after deloading a couple of times, I decided to give 531 a try. To start off, I decided to do 531 for beginners a try on his website.
I was wondering if this would be okay.

2 cycles of the following: (3 weeks per cycle then deload on 7th week)
Monday
Squat – 5/3/1 5s PRO, 5x5 @ First Set Last ( or FSL)
Bench – 5/3/1 5s PRO, 5x5 @ FSL
Assistance work

Wednesday
Deadlift – 5/3/1 5s PRO, 5x5 @ FSL
Press – 5/3/1 5s PRO, 5x5 @ FSL
Assistance work

Friday
Bench – 5/3/1 5s PRO, 5x5 @ FSL
Squat – 5/3/1 5s PRO, 5x5 @ FSL
Assistance work

1 cycle of the following:
Monday
Squat – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ First Set Last ( or FSL)
Bench – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL
Assistance work

Wednesday
Deadlift – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL
Press – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL
Assistance work

Friday
Bench – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL
Squat – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL
Assistance work

Any critiques are welcomed! Thank you for your time.


#2

Hey, Idk the answer but try it out and the worst thing that can happen is you just waste 3 months exercising.


#3

Looks good to me. The Only change I might make is during the anchor I would do a couple of joker sets on days I was feeling good and then hit one set of max reps at FSL. Keep in mind that my suggestion is only personal preference, your template is good to go.