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Variation on Main Movement


#1

Has anyone tried rotation of two lifts per cycle? For example one week do flat bench and next week use incline with the 5/3/1 percentages.


#2

In the 5/3/1 FAQ, Jim explicitely says this is a bad idea. The percentages are there to add variety, you don’t need different exercises. What you do need is practice at the few exercises that matter to you.


#3

Keep main lifts for several cycles - if you need variety for whatever reason, use it during the supplemental work.