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SST and 5's Pro as One 6 Week Cycle


#1

Jim,

First off I absolutely love both 5/3/1 2nd Edition and Beyond 5/3/1. I have been running the program for almost 2 years with various templates and have made some very nice gains on all lifts. For my next several cycles I will be running the SST template you have in the 2nd Edition using the 3/5/1 setup. My question is this...

Is it possible to blend SST with 5's Pro for the assistance lift? I notice it seems like you could run SST for 3 weeks and transition to 5's Pro for the last 3 weeks for a 6 week cycle with the way the percentages work when using 3/5/1. I'm sure the logical thing to do would be to run SST for 6 weeks and then 5's Pro for 6 weeks but was curious if this was ever a thought you had or am I making a mistake of thinking you can combine 2 different templates in one cycle. Again thanks for all of the information you have put out there for us!!


#2

You could do this provided you keep the same supplemental lifts. Good luck!


#3

Thanks for the response Jim!! I will give this a go and see how everything plays out after my deload next week.