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#1

Hey Jim,

I know neither split is better than the other, and that the core principles are the most important, but which would you give your seal of approval?

MON
Squat 5x5-5x1 + few back sets at 60% of TM
Bench 5x5-5x1 + few back sets at 60% of TM

THU
Deadlift 5x5-5x1 + few back sets at 60% of TM
Press 5x5-5x1 + few back sets at 60% of TM

or

MON
Squat 5/3/1 + 5x5 fsl
Bench 5/3/1 + 5x5 fsl

THU
Deadlift 5/3/1 + 5x5 fsl
Press 5/3/1 + 5x5 fsl

thanks,


#2

What is “Squat 5x5-5x1”?


#3

by 5x5-5x1 I mean using the advanced template

5x5 at 75%
5x3 at 85%
5x1 at 95%


#4

5x5-5x1, by this I mean using the advanced template

5x5 at 75%
5x3 at 85%
5x1 at 95%

thanks

which would be better for long lasting strength


#5

[quote]csaba22 wrote:
5x5-5x1, by this I mean using the advanced template

5x5 at 75%
5x3 at 85%
5x1 at 95%

thanks

which would be better for long lasting strength[/quote] Not Jim but i would go with 531 and fsl for 5x5 constantly greasing the groove with submax weights then a day comes where you have a feeling inside that you know you will lift a certain weight you have had in your mind for a while and you will lift it


#6

[quote]csaba22 wrote:
by 5x5-5x1 I mean using the advanced template

5x5 at 75%
5x3 at 85%
5x1 at 95%[/quote]

So you can only choose one, for the rest of your life?

What you choose usually has to do with where you are at, physically and mentally. There is no right or wrong answer here.