I've done this previously and by the end month I struggled to hit the 110% weight targets, even with my training max 90% of my real maxes and was conservative then!
I want to give it another go and for the assistance exercises I'm going to do the opposite lift for the 5x5x8 sets at 70%
â?¢ Press â?? 3 sets of 3+ reps
â?¢ Bench Press â?? 5 sets of 5-8 reps @ 70%
â?¢ Deadlift â?? 3 sets of 3+ reps, plus one single at training max
â?¢ Squat â?? 5 sets of 5-8 reps @ 70%
â?¢ Bench Press â?? 3 sets of 3+ reps, plus one single at training max
â?¢ Press -â??â?? 5 sets of 5-8 reps @ 70%
â?¢ Squat â?? 3 sets of 3+reps, plus one single at training max
â?¢ Deadlift -â??â?? 5 sets of 3-5 reps @ 70%"
I will most likely finish this cycle and then reset my %s to make sure I am able to go through the full three months and actually hit some PRs as opposed to not making gains like last time I tried. I am obviously in a calorie surplus, I am going to step up my mobility and add some additional cardio in.
If this goes well can I run this strength challenge back to back as I am mostly interested in gaining strength as fast as I can whilst staying on the 5/3/1 program?