Do what you like.
Just remember the philosophy behind the program and that it was written by someone way smarter then you.
I’m cooked after my session. Why is it that everybody else has to “add more”…
oh, and “Think long term”.[/quote]
Hi JFG, thanks for your thoughts. I know you’re a serious guy and knows his shit. I wouldn’t say JW is smarter than me, just a fuck of a lot more experienced than me, thus my choice of 531.
I am thinking long term, and IF I do try adding another exercise I’ll probably do it after six or twelve months after I’m on the program AND not fully satisfied with the results (Which I don’t think it’ll happen since I loved this first cycle and am anxious to begin the second next week).
I just want some opinions on the matter from people who are more experienced with 531 than me, since I don’t think Wendler covers this questions in his ebook (At least I think he doesn’t in the 2009 edition, IDK about the new one he released), and if someone else has tried it. [/quote]
he covered it so many times, it’s not even funny.
“The 5/3/1 philosophy is more important than the sets and reps. Whenever I feel like IÃ?Â¢??m getting sidetracked or want to try something different, I revisit these rules to make sure IÃ?Â¢??m doing things the right way. Even if you decide this program isnÃ?Â¢??t for you, these basic tenets have stood the test of time. Take these things to heart, and youÃ?Â¢??ll be greatly rewarded.”
“One day will be devoted to the standing military press, one day to the parallel squat, one day to the deadlift and one day to the bench press.”
If you want to change it, go nuts. But it is not 5/3/1 anymore and you are on your own.
Most questions are about 10% of the program. Just follow it and the philosophy. You will not go wrong.
Your question goes against the philosophy and the actual program.
And yes, I am on the program and I love the simplicity.
If you are qorking out 2 days a week, its a different story[/quote]
Thanks man. I do intend to follow the program as it is laid down. It’s given results to so many people both on the strength and muscle packing side, and after only one month I enjoyed every second of it, specially going nuts on that last set and challenging myself every day (Except this deload week, it’s kind of hard not to push myself but I understand my body needs to take it easy for it to be ready for my next cycle… I suppose that pulling back on myself is a challenge in and of itself).
I train four times a week, so I’m following the program as it is written with the BBB template, with BB rows as assistance work supersetted with the 5x10 sets of benches.
I’m gonna go ahead and anticipate you and state that I’ll report back in six months with results. You always seem to suggest that