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Old 08-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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Josh is right on the money. Wendler suggests running an assistance template for three cycles and then switch to a different one for the next 3 month cycle. Keep rotating through four different templates to keep from stalling.
Just curious where you read this. I don't believe it's in the 2nd edition of 5/3/1. 1st edition maybe?
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Gives you one year of rotations and then you revisit them again. He suggest something like; Boring But Big, Triumvirate, Full Body, 2 Day with focus on conditioning goals.
I like that idea!

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I've been reading it on the Elite fts Q&A section and on Wendler's blog. Not sure it's mentioned in any of his books, at least not in the one I have. But if you read his latest Q&A comments he says a lot about rotating the assistance templates.
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3 months - BBB Challenge
3 months - 531 for PL
3 months - 2 days/week - conditioning
3 months - 531 Full body

There you go; gave you the exact plan to being great and never stalling and achieving amazing goals. This is one full year.
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Josh is right on the money. Wendler suggests running an assistance template for three cycles and then switch to a different one for the next 3 month cycle. Keep rotating through four different templates to keep from stalling.
Interesting concept, but I'm not sure it's gospel. I think the rotation notion is geared towards an on season/off season type of training. Interesting none the less. Thanks for sharing that nugget.

I've been running 531 as my mainstay protocol for over two years. I've tried various assistance templates. I've even mixed and matched (BBB for bench press, doggcrapp sets for the other lifts). It all works good IF you do your due diligence on the main lifts. I'm aware of the "I ain't doing jack" approach, but I keep that in my hip pocket for the occasional day where I'm pressed for time.
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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.
Good post. I have my plan, and no it didnt sound rude. Sometimes i just need that extra re-emphasis drilled in my head. Thanks.
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