Not Jim, but I think your goals will be achieved better if you’re not going to attack all things (strength, size, speed, conditioning) simultaneously with a different days per week. Use 5/3 with different goals/phases.
So, do BBB in its own cycle and some strength oriented template in other cycle. Explosive movements should always be part of your training. [/quote]
I completely agree. Trying to combine several goals at once will give you lackluster results for each goal. You aren’t going to lose strength if you train solely for size for a couple of cycles. You aren’t going to lose size if you train for strength for a couple of cycles. Regarding the athleticism, do box jumps or cleans prior to your squat or deadlift. Jim has mentioned that several times.
Everything at the same time = Nothing at the same time
Thanks for the input guys, I do appreciate it. I my idea for this template might be a bit misconstrued so I’ll try and clear it up a bit.
The title of this was meant as a bit of a joke, but I can see how it probably makes me look like someone who thinks they are going to get strong, jacked and turn into an olympian all at once. I am certainly not.
My ‘goals’ were to add volume (not to gain mass) and add in more athletic movements, and I’m definitely not worried about a drop in strength.
But then again, it still might be too much so fair is fair.
The main reason I thought of this type of template is because I’m on my last five weeks of a 20 week block (beyond 531 1.1 to 1.4) which has been 3 days per week, full body, strength oriented but with some volume in assistance work.
I kind of just want to see where my body is at, in terms of being athletic, strong and able to handle volume, as more of an overall challenge to myself.
I’m a former gymnast so it’s super important to me to be able to manhandle bodyweight exercises, as well as max effort stuff.
Anyway, thanks again for your input guys. It’s certainly got me thinking. Hope I didn’t sound butthurt, I was more just trying to give a bit more insight into my thoughts behind it.