I give up, I’m not a stick to a program type of a guy lol. I need variety in terms of training. I don’t need to change the major lifts, but I need to change my split weekly, monthly to just keep me disciplined enough to workout. I swear I only got strong from putting in so much effort lol. I’m the prime example that a program for a recreational lifter doesn’t matter in the slightest. Just need to keep progressing in lots of ways.
DEADLIFT (ss: KB Swings, Abs)
BACK SQUAT (ss: Abs, Jumps)
DIPS / CHIN-UPS / CURLS
Took 60 second rests through everything. FLEW through this workout. I found my new way to determine progression. Only take 60 sec rest intervals with everything. I’m going to call this the “Chip Kelly” style of working out lol.
I honestly don’t know why I don’t give 5/3/1 a true run. I think doing 3 months of BBB, then 3 Months of Full Body to 3 months of the Triumvirate, to then maybe 3 months of a challenge would be a good way to rotate through. I just don’t want to deal with percentages.
When I closely look at 5/3/1 (just the base) it just looks like you do 3x5 (ramping to a top weight of that specific week for 5’s pro). I think If my top weights for squats would be:
Week 1 - 365x5
Week 2 - 385x5
Week 3 - 405x5
Then the next cycle I’m guessing I could just shoot for:
Week 1 - 370x5
Week 2 - 390x5
Week 3 - 410x5
I love what 531 stands for and the principles behind the training philosophy. I just don’t want to deal with percentages, so what’s a brother to do!?
@flipcollar, @T3hPwnisher, @MarkKO
You guys are the 531 vets, so figure you guys have some insight. I love 5/3/1. Everything about it. But I HATE percentages. I’ve gotten this far without using a training max or percentages, so I want to keep improving without thinking about that.
Let’s say I want to do BBB but without using percentages. Take my squat for example, does this look like it makes sense progression wise? I’m just waving the weights each week.
CYCLE 1 - WEEK 1
245 @ 5x10
CYCLE 1 - WEEK 2
255 @ 5x10
CYCLE 1 - WEEK 3
265 @ 5x10
CYCLE 2 - WEEK 1
250 @ 5x10