I picked up Beyond 531 yesterday and I am need of some clarification. After running BBB for about a year, I'm contemplating moving onto one of the 351 templates while working up to singles in weeks 1 and 3 (as listed in 'strength challenge' section and '531 strength phase (variation of 531 for PL)' section in Beyond 531.
1) I'm thinking about programming FSL after the work sets. In the strength challenge portion, Jim wrote that the FSL sets should be performed w/ the opposite exercises of the main working sets (i.e. On Squat day perform Deadlift FSL. On deadlift day perform squat FSL. etc.). Is it o.k. for me to simply drop down and perform the FSL sets w/ the same exercises of the main lift (i.e. on squat day day perform squat FSL)?
2) During the FSL sets, one has the option of performing 3-5sets of 5-8 reps. This leaves me with the question of how many sets/reps should I actually do? Just wanting some clarification, as it was laid out simply for me in BBB. Do the FSL sets fit under the category of 'auto-regulation'/use your best judgement?
3) In the strength challenge section, hill runs aren't listed as an option within the recommended conditioning tool. I was just wondering if hills can be a recommended supplement to what's listed?
4) In the '531 strength phase' section, Jim listed a 'part one' version of training where you only do 1x1 of TM and a 'part two' template where you do 1x1+ TM (AMRAP). Is it o.k. to simply jump into the part two portion and as I begin the first cycle of this new template? Or is part 1 and part 2 meant to be done in sequence? I'm just very eager to go all in and balls out.
Still learning how to put this all together. So, thank you all for your help.