Sets and Reps 5/3/1 Assistance for those over 50
I am 53 and started doing Wendlers 5/3/1 after going as far I felt I could SS and TM. I like the program and keep making gains on the main lifts. I just lift twice a week allowing more time for recovery. Most of Jims programs have 5 sets of 10 or more reps. I know it is an individual thing but do you think or have you found that cutting back on sets or reps better for older folks as far as recovery and joint pain?
I am going to post this in the elderly forum but this one gets a little more traffic.
I do 3x8 for my lower body assistance, and 3x10 for upper body(plus high rep db rows). I like it better than 5x10.
Also, this thread might get more info/responses: