So I am going to start one of the 5/3/1 templates and would like some suggestions/feedback. I have been barbell training for around 3 years using various programs. I am currently coming from a upper/lower split 5x5 program using bench, squat, deadlift and press using 85% of my 1RM, with a bit extra supplemental work ( Can post if relevant ). The lifts became grindy and crappy and I stalled out. ( As they pretty much did with every program in the end ).
So I want to try something with a more serious/structured approach so I don’t get stuck in the same place and get something that will increase my maxes in a stable way, long term.
1RM maxes currently are:
I have been reading BBB Forever and I would be like to use the leader/anchor approach and then test for new PRs. If I understood it correctly, it would be something like this:
leader -> leader -> deload -> anchor -> pr test/new max test
My current plan is to use the beefcake version of the BBB for the leader, using this version.
I did a bit of arm work and shrugs in the last program and I liked it, so would like to keep some of that if it’s fine. If not recommended, then that is ok.
Not sure as to what anchor to use but it’s currently 5/3/1 or SSL.
I have gotten suggestions to use the 5 Pros instead of BBB. I am open to feedback regarding this.
Do you guys have any suggestions/feedback?