Hi everyone, Hi Jim. Im looking into buying either 5/3/1 2nd edition or 5/3/1 beyond, not sure which however.
I have recently programmed the Triumvirate and 5/3/1 for hardgainers for my fiancé but I am looking to expound upon further options for her and myself included. We are both highly different when it comes to training so I need options, I am very dynamic dominate and recovery very slowly while she recovers very quickly and can tolerate high volume well but has minor dynamic ability. So looking for training options, when it comes to volume, possible dynamic work, and also looking to get more information on your recommendations for programming assistance work and which book might cover that more thoroughly.
-Also Which book do you feel shows better options for full body training, upper lower splits, or training each body part twice a week, even if the 2nd time is assistance work. ( We both respond well to 2-3 times a week frequency but spreading the volume).
-Additionally what is your take on programming in gymnastic ring work for assistance exercises? dips, pushups, pullups, front and back levers, german hangs? These hit me well but can be much more strenuous on my connective tissues.
-Suggestions on a strict pullup program for helping my fiancé get her first pullup while running 5/3/1? She has done a lot of cluster sets, banded pulldowns and negatives in the past, currently back to normal repetitions but assisted pullups adding volume each week. She is only about 1- 2 inches from the top lockout but progress is stalled?
- Any 5/3/1 style program that you would suggest over another when beginning a cut?
It is a lot of questions, but we appreciate any help.