View Single Post
Old 03-09-2014, 11:12 PM   #2
Dray
traps *and* abs ;)
Max Brawn
 
Dray's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: tldu
Posts: 4,357
Reputation: 257447
Dray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite memberDray is an elite member
Default

Just a few thoughts that come to mind. But be aware that while I've done 5/3/1 before, I'm still pretty much only just an intermediate lifter, as far as I can tell. So hopefully I know what I'm talking about here, heh...

1. I recommend doing BBB the other way Wendler suggests (i.e., with the BBB sets swapped around, so day 1 would be press 5/3/1 followed by bench BBB, etc.)

2. If you can't do even 1 chinup yet, I would work on that immediately. Try slow, controlled negatives until you can do 1 rep, then keep doing singles whenever you can - all the time, basically. Work towards 2 reps, and so on. But sure, also do pulldowns for now.

3. And lastly (as well as least), I'm not sure side bends are the best supplementary lift for deadlifts. Maybe just a standard issue abs exercise instead?


Oh, and so-called "Kroc Rows" are just a single set with a lot of reps, after a warmup. Not 5x10, say. For what it's worth - personally, I think the interwebs have gone crazy with all these cutesy little names for basic lifts, with some arbitrary specificity tacked on... So yeah, it's "DB rows".


edit: Also, I would look at the "Beyond 5/3/1" book, in case something takes your fancy there. There's a ton of different approaches and options, some of which are great, IMO.
__________________
6'2", ~100kg (~220lbs). 40yo, training (with a few breaks) since my late 30s.

Squat 160kg (352.7lbs), Bench 112.5kg (248lbs), Deadlift 220kg (485lbs), Strict Press 75kg (165.3lbs)

My training log

Last edited by Dray; 03-09-2014 at 11:15 PM.
Dray is offline   Reply With Quote