Cheers folks, hope you're all doing well and feeling good!
So I decided to use the original 5/3/1 template as my strength routine for this amateur football season. Lifting in our league is totally up to the athletes, it's real amateur stuff, not like what you may be accustomed to in the US.
I decided from reading the manual and from various Q&A's that it would be best for me to lift 2 times per week, using the second template which is one week squat and bench, one week deadlift and MP. This is simply because of all the volume I have from conditioning work I just figured it would be best not to have 2 heavy lower body days. Assistance would be 2-3 exercises per body part, 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps.
My question and what I seek to hear from folks who have done this is regarding the last set. I know that in these cases Wendler recommends doing the prescribed press and not to push it past that. I know I should do this according to feeling, but I was just thinking, seeing as how at the first cycle the weights are low as it is, to push them all to 5 reps, including the 5/3/1 week.
And since I train every lift once in two weeks, like Jim says, I don't think deloading would be neccesary. I remember reading a template of his of deloading without deloading which calls for a last set of 85% x 3 reps. I thought of just doing that.
Anyone here had a similiar experience to my own and tried something like this? I would love to hear your comments. This feels pretty solid to me, but I am in no way an expert on the subject.
Thanks in advance and all the best!