Simplest Strength Template (Top Set variation)

Strength

3 weeks / 4 days per week

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The Simplest Strength Template (SST) was one of the first 5/3/1 supplemental programs. This has a little more variety than the Boring But Big (BBB) protocol.

Week 1

Day 1

Squat

Main

5 x 65%

5 x 75%

5 x 85%

Squat

Supplemental
3 x 10 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 2

Bench Press

Main

5 x 65%

5 x 75%

5 x 85%

Bench Press

Supplemental
3 x 10 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 3

Deadlift

Main

5 x 65%

5 x 75%

5 x 85%

Deadlift

Supplemental
3 x 10 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 4

Press

Main

5 x 65%

5 x 75%

5 x 85%

Press

Supplemental
3 x 10 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Week 2

Day 1

Squat

Main

3 x 70%

3 x 80%

3 x 90%

Squat

Supplemental
3 x 6 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 2

Bench Press

Main

3 x 70%

3 x 80%

3 x 90%

Bench Press

Supplemental
3 x 6 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 3

Deadlift

Main

3 x 70%

3 x 80%

3 x 90%

Deadlift

Supplemental
3 x 6 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 4

Press

Main

3 x 70%

3 x 80%

3 x 90%

Press

Supplemental
3 x 6 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Week 3

Day 1

Squat

Main

5 x 75%

3 x 85%

1 x 95%

Squat

Supplemental
3 x 5 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 2

Bench Press

Main

5 x 75%

3 x 85%

1 x 95%

Bench Press

Supplemental
3 x 5 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 3

Deadlift

Main

5 x 75%

3 x 85%

1 x 95%

Deadlift

Supplemental
3 x 5 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

Day 4

Press

Main

5 x 75%

3 x 85%

1 x 95%

Press

Supplemental
3 x 5 reps

Recommended Push Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Pull Exercises

25-50 reps

Recommended Legs Exercises

25-50 reps

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