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Danimal_88 private msg quote post Address this user
Hey guys - just saw this pop in my news feed. Chad Wesley Smith (owner of Juggernaut Training Systems) has put together a higher volume version of 5/3/1 for the more advanced intermediate lifters. Here is what he has to say:

"5/3/1 is an awesome program that has gotten tons of people strong. If I have one criticism of it though, it is a lack of volume, particularly for the beginner/intermediate lifter. Increased volume isn't just better for adding muscle, it is also a chance to practice and perfect your technique. Check out these 5/3/1 inspired training cycles for a change of pace and some increased volume. Note these percentages are of your true 1rm, not a 90% adjusted max...

10/8/5
Week 1-45/55/65%x10+
Week 2-50/60/70%x8+
Week 3-55%x10, 65%x8, 75%x5+

8/5/3
Week 1-50/60/70%x8+
Week 2-55/65/75%x5+
Week 3-60%x8, 70%x5, 80%x3+

High Volume 5/3/1
Week 1-55/60/65/70/75%x5+
Week 2-60/65/70/75/80%x3+
Week 3-65%x5, 70%x4, 75%x3, 80%x2, 85%x1+

3/2/1, I know this isn't high volume but just deal with it
Week 1-60/70/80%x3+
Week 2-65/75/85%x2+
Week 3-70%x3, 80%x2, 90%x1+

High Volume 3/2/1
Week 1-60/65/70/75/80%x3+
Week 2-65/70/75/80/85%x2+
Week 3-70%x3, 75%x3, 80%x2, 85%x2, 90%x1+

Only the top set of each is done as a + set, all others are just done for the written reps. As always, I advocate leaving 1-2 reps in the tank and never missing reps. Have fun-CWS"
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Danimal_88 private msg quote post Address this user
I would consider doing the following:

10/8/5 (weeks 1-3)
8/5/3 (weeks 4-6)
Deload (week 7)
High Vol. 5/3/1 (weeks 8-10)
High Vol. 3/2/1 (weeks 11-12)
Deload (week 13)

Up squat and DL max by 10, bench by 5 and reset
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_RudeCrew private msg quote post Address this user
Ya I just got the email with this. Looks hard haha
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cardinal private msg quote post Address this user
I'm intrigued. I've done 5/3/1 many a time and enjoyed some of my best progress running it. The lack of volume did always bother my neurotic bodybuilding side. I guess it's arguable a programme designed around strength gains shouldn't have that much volume but it ends up selling those of us who try to tread a middle ground a little short. I always tried to get around it by just doing a lot of volume on accessory work.
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FiremanSi private msg quote post Address this user
Interesting perspective.
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Trev182 private msg quote post Address this user
Would really like someone to try this and give feedback!

The volume side of things is why I chose the cube method over wendler.
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cassious private msg quote post Address this user
Beyond 5/3/1 has a bit of volume to it. Plus its fun as fuck!
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