I’m currently doing something similar.
I am currently about to start my 3rd Cycle of Phase 3.
My 5/3/1 full body training is identical as written for M/W/F, with the following exercise layout:
Dips 5 x 10
Good morning 3 x 10
DB row max reps
Deadlift 351 plus singles (powerlifting template)
Additional workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Single Leg Squats
Bodyweight; 5 x 10 for each leg
Parallel Box Squats
60% of actual 1RM; 10 x 2
Arnold Press/Incline Press/Dumbbell Bench
Very light; 3 x 15 - supersetted with a few chin ups
20kg; 5 x 20
…so it’s similar to the “more squatting” template but geared towards fixing my sticking point and allowing some active recovery and conditioning.
I don’t bother logging these extra workouts though.
It’s something I had to work up to. In all honesty, I found the standard full body template fairly taxing for the first few cycles. Personally, I’d complete 3 cycles of Phase 1 and 2 before considering the “more Squats” version. But I’d also be curious to see how you go diving straight into it.[/quote]
I don’t want to die, bro! (Overly dramatic, much? Lol)
Seriously, I’m just about to start 531 FBT, so my plan was to run all 4 phases, two months or three months each depending on how I feel, and only then consider this split, but I’d probably ease into it, not run head first into it… Although that would be kind of fun!