I was wondering if with my current maxes it is OK to start training with wendler.
Current maxes are;
Bench 143 kg / 315 lbs 1rm… Tested.
Squat 115 kg / 250 lbs 2rm… Also tested
Deadlift 165 kg / 365 lbs 1rm… Idem dito
I know it’s weird my bench is that much higher in comparison to my lower body work. But I made the mistake in my first year’s of training to skip leg day. Have been training legs for about half a year now, twice weekly.
I myself like training with the Simplest Strength template.
Would it be OK if it looked something like this.
Day 1 Press 531, sst chest, another sst chest (In bbb you have like 5 sets submaximal, this way it’s like 6 sets submaximal divided over 2 more exercises for variety) all pressing supersetted with back work (pull ups, rows, rear delt.
Day 2 Deadlift 531, sst quad, 2nd sst quad. Supersetted with abs
Day 3 Bench press 531, sst shoulder, 2nd sst shoulder. All pressing supersetted with back exercises.
Day 4 squat 531, sst floor pull, 2nd sst lower back. Supersetted with abs.
Occasionally throw in some light sets for biceps and triceps pumps on the upper days…
I have currently done 1 week like this and my workouts don’t take any longer than 50 - 60 minutes. Not counting warming up and stretching.
I would like to hear your thoughts.
Thanks in advance