First of all hello to everyone, I am quite new to this forums so bear with me if I do something stupid or ask something redundant.
I was out of the gym for a month and a half because of work, came back last week doing Dr. Stoppani’s shortcut to strength and ran into Jim Wendler’s program which im starting on monday.
I’m relatively new a strength programs and been following the ones I’ve found on the google play store.
The first program I ever did after losing 45 lbs was 5x5 and I liked it but felt it was lacking in working out my biceps and other parts of my body, I can assure that this program works to gain strength because I work at a farm and some heavy work that I did felt easy as hell.
Second program was shortcut to size by Dr. Stoppani and it also worked for me
Last program I did was Kris Gethin’s size program and holy crap! I can’t believe I survived it!
Anyhow, what assistance work would be recommended for a person who’s starting the 531 program?
Does it matter if you go too light when you start? I want to look at the program as a complete beginner
Jim says that he doesn’t track calories or macros but recommends certain amount of protein and carb intake in his book, wich has me confused
Do I track or not?
I’ve never done AMRAP workouts before, only reps to failure, what’s the difference?
Is it viable to do cardio on rest days?
And finally, when do I start warming up before workouts in this program?
Asking this because I’m starting the overhead press (my weakest point) at 55 lbs and the warmup sets would be 20 lbs
Thanks a lot! Sorry for the long post