5/3/1 Assistance Templates: BBB or SS? | Page 3

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  1. NurseKnuckles My Mom's stronger than you belt

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    It would seem so. But in my case I was not eating properly. I didn't have my priorities straight in terms of my goals and so my gains suffered. I am back to squatting three times a week, with a great diet and feel great!...
     
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    Likewise, congrats!
     
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    Its obvious you didn't read the OPs post.
     
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    I like Simple Strength. How does the progression go in terms of percentages?
     
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    Week One: 10X50%, 10X60%, 10X70%

    Week Two: 8X60%, 8X70%, 6X80%

    Week Three: 5X65%, 5X75%, 5X85%

    Week Four: Deload.
     
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    I used to do that. I think the CH Bench translates more into my bench press and overhead press than dips do. I do my dips on my Bench day after an incline bench assistance.


    But if you're doing weighted dips, I think you're in the right direction either way. Its semantics at that point.
     
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    This^

    If you run The Triumvirate as your assistance template it is more or less open to interpretation and changing whenever you feel the need. I've seen a lot of people on this forum and others say it's too easy or whatever but I think it can be whatever you want.

    And there have been strong people before Wendler and after and stronger then him but more bad ass then Wendler? Nope
     
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    I have a real complicated way of progressing on BBB. Get five sets of ten with a certain weight, add 5% and start over, work up to 5 sets of 10 again, add 5%.
     
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    I'm a triumvirate man, myself. I'm in my third cycle of 5/3/1 right now, and it's worked pretty well. I like the variety. Also, to keep the primary lift interesting even while it's lighter, I keep my rest periods very short between sets.

    However, I only plan on using 5/3/1 until the first time I can't hit a prescribed rep, which I hope is well over a year. The ease of the lifting is allowing me to work cardio in slowly and surely. Once I can comfortably handle 5/3/1, 3 days of intense cardio, and maybe some box jumps, I'm going to move on to Juggernaut method.
     
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  10. babyjay Blue Belt

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    Voting for triumvirate here as well. I would do BBB, but my gym has GHRs,reverse hypers and the works so it would feel like a waste for me to pay that money without utilizing it. Simple strength sounds like a variation of triumvirate.

    Has anyone ever incorporated cluster sets into their 531?
     
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  11. Big Jack Green Belt

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    Im doing triumvirate but I hate it. Doing 5 sets of 10 dumbell bench presses is boring and irritating. I'm gonna see it out this cycle and then next cycle Im going to go with SS. seems much quicker, easier, and the progression is there.

    Triumvirate doesn't make me feel like I am achieving anything.

    Also SS would allow me an extra 30 minutes or so to get some cardio in on deadlift and squat days, which I am in dire need of.
     
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  12. vladimirtzu Orange Belt

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    You don't have to do 5 sets just because its trimvirate. You could always do 3 sets instead. The extra is just volume.
     
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    This. I don't see the point in doing 5X10 unless one is running BBB.
     
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    Same point. Just volume.
     
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    Having said that, I've started doing 5X10 instead of 3X10 on the first week of SS Assistance, just because the volume works well for me. The next two weeks - 8/8/6 and 3X5 - I don't add any volume to.
     
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    I like SS with the 3 day Staring Strength type split.
     
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    Don't confuse how fast your training max increases with how fast you would get stronger on the program.
     
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    dont do 5/3/1
     
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    SS4LIFE.
     
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