Hey guys, I’m thinking of (kinda) giving 5/3/1 a go.
Before I say this, I understand that this is NOT the true 5/3/1 program, nor will I complain if it doesn’t produce the same results. I am simply using the idea and rep/set scheme as 5/3/1.
Does anybody recommend against switching back squats out for front squats and bench press out for push press?
My reasons are that besides deadlifting, I perform hip thrusts, good mornings, and RDLs, as assistance work. Not very heavy, but light weight for 5x10-15, like most of Wendler’s recommend assistance exercises. So my posterior chain gets a decent amount of work in. Much more than my quads. That’s why I’m thinking of front squats instead.
And my reason for push pressing instead of benching is simply because I don’t like benching and I have had a nagging right shoulder pain for a while that I still can’t figure out. Only benching and pushups cause the pain (I have good form and don’t skip working my back/rear delts), so until I figure out, I’m looking for a substitute.
I’m open to any comments and opinions on whether or not you guys think switching these two exercises and following the set/rep scheme of 5/3/1 is a good idea or not.