Someone suggested that 5/3/1 was too advanced for an intermediate like me. I based the routine on westside for skinny bastards 3, but instead of a repetition upper body day, I made it a dynamic day. Can you elaborate on why I should not add dynamic work?
5/3/1 would probably be ideal for you.
In regards to the evolution of a lifter, most lifters can progress very well utilizing core lifts (squat, bench deadlift) for many years. However, eventually a lifter, after many many years of training, has achieved their full potential utilizing the core lifts and they become much more reliant of progression of carefully chosen accesory movements and maniputlation of training volume.
In line with what I stated above, speed work is utilized to maximize recruitment of muscle. Typically, a beginner/intermediate level lifter has less needs for that that method of training and is better off structuring well thought out training cycles, sticking to their plan for long enough to figure it out and make it work optimally, and just focus on progression from cycle to cyle. In other words, you just need to train, eat and repeat. You don’t need dynamic work right now.
Additionally, I don’t really understand the routine you have put together, at all. It’s like the short attention span special.
Again, 5/3/1 would probably be ideal for you right now but buckle down and do a good 8-10 cycles. Don’t try it once, decide it sucks because your biceps didn’t get bigger, and do something else.
Consistent, hard work with a plan focusing on basic movements is what you need at your strength level.
5/3/1 will provide that for you.
What are your thoughts on the westside for skinny bastards routine?
My routine has alot of accessory exercises that switches weekly, just like the way they do it at westside. I’m still tempted to give this program a run though… But now Ill change the dynamic upper body back to the original repetition upper body day. I’ll probably keep doing the same supplementary exercise and switch it when I stall. [/quote]
If you’re dead set on doing WS4SB, and it sounds like you are, then why are you changing it up? Judging by what you posted above, you just need to find a solid program, stick with it, and don’t change things all around. Something simple that focuses on the basics would be good for someone at your level.