Why does Wendler advise against setting up your pulls in 5/3/1 fashion? All the book examples, as well as logs I've seen, keep chinups and rows as a higher rep assistance only. Wendlers program has gotten me a 355 dead lift at 155 pounds, so I'm not complaining, just curious.
asked byJohn_30 (5)
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on September 27, 2012
at 04:25 PM
5/3/1 does have a setup for pulls. Deadlift and power clean. He reccomends doing 10 pullups/chins between every set of pressing movements if you want that.
If you're concerned about getting a heavy weighted pullup just program it like a regular 5/3/1 lift. Make sure that you calculate total weight vs just the added weight. For example I am approx 187 lbs and I do 5 with 65 lbs attached. The total weight is 252 for 5 and I could use that number to program with.