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SST and 5's Pro as One 6 Week Cycle

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!!

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

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