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PR Sets on the "5/3/1 for a Beginner" Modification


#1

Hello!

First time posting here, nice to meet you all!

I am just getting back into training after a couple of years off… So i am kinda feeling like a beginner again.

I found a variation of 5/3/1 posted by Jim back in 2011 and thought that it looked like something good to start things off with again!

To my question:

Since Squat and Bench are done 5/3/1-style two times each week, do i go for the PR set or +set on both Squat and Bench 5/3/1 sessions each week. Or just one of them?

Maybe i just match the number of reps on the PR set from the first session on the second one?

Thanks in advance!

Edit:

Link got removed, but the basic outline from Jim for this modification was:

MONDAY

Squat – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ First Set Last (FSL)

Bench – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL

Assistance work

WEDNESDAY

Deadlift – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL

Press – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL

Assistance work

FRIDAY

Bench – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL

Squat – 5/3/1 sets/reps, 5x5 @ FSL

Assistance work


#2

what variation did you find from 2011? Seems like a full body template. Do you have any of the books? If you want to do a full body template, I suggest buying the 2nd edition or Beyond (or both) and choosing one of the full body templates that fit your goals.


#3

I edited my original post with the variation I found on Jim’s blogg. I have bought the beyond book but this variation is not in that book. I think that it only exist in the blogg post and not the books. Looks really fun!


#4

I actually found the same variation (almost) in the book now.
But it looked like this instead:

Squat – 5/3/1 sets/reps
Bench – 55%x5, 65×5%, 75%x5
Assistance work

Wednesday

Deadlift – 5/3/1 sets/reps
Press – 5/3/1 sets/reps
Assistance work

Friday

Bench – 5/3/1 sets/reps
Squat – 55%x5, 65%x5, 75%x5
Assistance work

Will give it a go together with FSL.

/Thread closed :slight_smile: