Trying to learn more about programming and wanted to know if the volume for your accessories should decrease week by week as the weight for the main sets of the big 3 goes up?
Earlier, I would always keep trying to increase weight on the strength work (5/3/1, 5x5, etc) lifts while increasing the weight for accessories and keeping the volume the same.
Each training cycle is 5 weeks long and was wondering if I can increase the weight on the accessories while reducing the volume to reduce fatigue and allow for better progression on the big 3. Previously, found it harder to progress on the main lifts but never thought it was because of the accessories.
ex. week 1
squat- 3x3, 1x3+ at 295lbs
RDL- 3x12 at 285lbs
Bulgarian split squat- 3x15 at 60lbs
squat- 4x2, 1x2+ at 300lbs
RDL- 3x10 at 290lbs
Bulgarian split squat- 3x12 at 70lbs
With the next cycle, accessories will return to the original rep scheme with more weight.
P.S. - not prepping for a meet, just learning and trying to move more weight.