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    Figured i'd title this 5/3/1 so that folks who reply already know the program i'm talking about (which save me some time)

    I'm currently working on the 5/3/1 for strength, and my mate wants to start going to the gym together - which suits me as i'd get a spotter. I figured it'd be easier for us both if we used the same system, not least because i don't want to change now, but he's interested in toning and conditioning rather than strength.

    So, my question is: if i adapt the number of reps for him to aim for hypertrophy and endurance rather than strength, maybe increase the number of assistance exercises by a couple, is he going to suffer from any major losses working out mostly based on the four core lifts?

    (Also yes, i get that it might make more sense for me to stick to my program and him to work out one based on his goals. But i'm more gym-oriented than him and he asked to do something similar to what i'm doing.)
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      Should be fine, just don't have him on the same system as you, try and have him add 2.5kg a week if he's new to the gym..
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      Since he's a beginner, he should be doing pretty light weights and pushing it every session anyway. Just run the 5/3/1 excercise selection and see what he can push up every session.
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      Ok yeah, that makes sense...thanks guys, appreciate it
     
     
     
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