I'd just like to pick the brains of the experienced guys in here who've been able to make steady gains in the strength world.
The last 3 months I built a program with the first exercise being for strength, and I used the 5/3/1 protocol. Unfortunately, that had the opposite effect on me, as I became weaker in most exercises. Now, I'm in no way saying the 5/3/1 program doesn't work, because I altered it, and I'm clearly the minority for it not working.
Now, what I'm thinking is this:
First exercise, 3x5. I work the same weight for 4 weeks, then add 5lbs. The number I use will be 80% of my 1RM. The next two exercises will be accessory compound, 5x5, 70% of my 1RM. All exercises after that will be simple, bodybuilding/hypertrophy based type things.
Anyway, I was curious if you guys thought this would be an a-OK way to go, as well as what you've done that's worked well for you.
Appreciate any feedback, buckshots.