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Old 08-21-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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In wendlers book he says use his principles to develop you're own routine, then he goes on to say "dont **** with this program or you're not doing 531".
I think you are taking this quote out of context. Yes, he stresses that you shouldn't screw with the basic 531 principles on the main lifts, but he stresses even more that you shouldn't stress over the assistance work. Specifically saying (more than once I believe) that too many people major in the minors, meaning too many people focus too much on the assistance work.
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Anyways, it warrants the question which you guys prefer? The differences of each? How have you slightly altered your 531 routine, and can i combine BBB with the periodization bible?
I've done a "periodization bible" assistance template, and I'm currently doing BBB. They're both good. Pick one and do it for a few cycles. Then do the other for a few cycles. You should use this routine for many months so there will be plenty of time to try different assistance programs.
You can alter it if you want. As wendler says, this won't make or break the program. Really though, why would you alter it without trying it?
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One other thing. The very first month of this cycle seems easy, much too easy. I know its supposed to start light, but its odd not feeling stimulated.
Did you really read the book?

***edit*** I apologize if that last part sounded rude, but Wendler clearly covers your last question in his book.
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