Originally Posted by CoopDawg
I am going into my 4th round of 5/3/1 I can either do this now or go ahead and switch to one of the classic challenge routines? help/ suggestions
The Reeves program would be the right program for you out of the 3.
You would really benefit from doing this fullbody program for a number of reasons.
Your going to increase your overall workload and conditioning. Don't be fooled by how simple it looks. Get up to full speed and your going to be kicking your own butt in the gym. You'll want that day of rest. BTW, this program is about half as long as Reeves own intermediate program.
Similer to Wendlers, this program has a built in deload after you reach the top of the rep range. Reach the top, increase the weight a little and start at the bottom and then climb again. It is just a much less complicated way of doing it.
That is not meant as a put down of Wendlers. It just that there is very little under the sun that has not already been worked out.
Like BTB said, this will be a great, and valuable learning experience. When I first started really looking into classic routines I said to myself, these guys did not know very much. I could not have been more wrong.
I spent a lot of time reading and learning just what was involved with this older programming style. The more I dug, the more I learned. After a time I came to this conclusion.
Fullbody routines are more complex in there execution than a modern split.
Thats my opinion, but there have been some of the strongest men in the world who trained in these methods. What people today say can't be done, was once how everybody trained who picked up a barbell.
If it was so wrong, how come they were so right?