Hi, I have been using a PPLPPLR routine for about a year and would now like to give 531 for beginners a real shot.

In his 2nd edition of 531, the mon/wed/fri percentages makes sense to me but on his website (which I’m more inclined to do just because of the volume) has me a little confused. I swear I tried googling this for many hours and read through the beginners template on his 2nd ed. book but could not find the answer.

On his website he has this template for beginners:

Monday

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

On mon and friday, he uses 531 sets/reps for Squat and Bench so suppose it’s the 1st week Monday, it will be 5 x 65%, 5x70%, 5x75% for squat and bench. Then on Friday, it will be the same? Just repeating the same things I’ve done on Monday including the percentages? Thanks for any clarification.