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(Yesterday 02:54 AM)Bluey Wrote:  Anyone run boring but big as a fairly experienced lifter? Decided to give it a whirl and I'm finding it way to easy with the 5X10 @50%. Clearly need to go heavier, but anyone had the same problem? Not particularly strong, but wondering what % to run the boring but big work at for a few months.

Yes. Actually never done it with 50%, feels too light. Two things you can do; and, as I do, you can combine them. Heavier and higher reps. Instead of 4 or 5 sets of 10. I aim for 45 reps in three sets; then it would be 3 sets of 15 .. .however if you can do 17 or 20 reps, more power to you ... that is the whole point of the BBB anyways. So next workout, try going 60% for 15 reps; see how it feels and modify accordingly.

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RE: Lifter's Lounge
(Yesterday 02:54 AM)Bluey Wrote:  Anyone run boring but big as a fairly experienced lifter? Decided to give it a whirl and I'm finding it way to easy with the 5X10 @50%. Clearly need to go heavier, but anyone had the same problem? Not particularly strong, but wondering what % to run the boring but big work at for a few months.

Check out the BBB challenge. I ran it a few years ago when I just started with 5/3/1.

https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/boring...-challenge

Cliffnotes:
1st month is 5x10x50%, 2nd month is 5x10x60%, 3rd month is 5x10x70%. The third month was absolutely brutal.
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60% should be good.
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The beauty of BBB is that it takes no time. I am so busy in other areas of my life that I like to keep my work out to less than 30 minutes/ 3 times a week. This is how I came across the BBB and then adapted to 3 sets instead of 5 ... and I don't do other accessory exercise. Guilty of minimalism when it comes to work out, but it works for me in my lifestyle; and it still is an intense workout. Also, I think 3 "all in" sets is enough for optimal grow. It works for me.

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