Originally Posted by milosh
What do you guys think about 531?
Love it. Maybe I'm biased because the two people who taught me how to lift have been running 5/3/1 for years now. One friend has a 700lb deadlift at 220lbs bodyweight. I think it's an extremely simple program that can be followed really easily for a beginner, and once you start to understand your weaknesses and strengths the assistance work gives you a lot of room to work on things.
As for not enough sets on the main lifts; you can always do boring but big. I run that just about every other month, it can get brutal but it works.