I started my week of trying out Triumvirate today but I always start my weeks out with squats - I hate the unofficial celebration of International Bench Press Mondays most people follow - so I just did squats, leg presses, and back raises (plus some leg raises and side bends for core-work). Simple, effective.
I've found that all the bodyweight lifts leave me feeling much more thrashed than all of the other bullshit exercises people kill themselves over - dips/pull-ups/chins > curls/extensions/raises, for me at least.
I personally have the hardest time consciously drinking a whole gallon of water in one day - makes me feel nauseous, almost.
I'll be interested to see how you like the BBB challenge. I most definitely will be doing it sometime this year but I'd like to run a few cycles of 5/3/1 with the regular rep scheme.
That's why I go with Military press on Mondays...I hadn't seen the gym so full tonight in a while. Loads of people doing their dumbbell raises in the mirrors lol.
I hear you on pull ups & dips. Dips tonight seriously hammered me & I had been dipping with a 25kg plate (55lb) round my waist for 13ish reps on a 5 set pyramid.
The BBB challenge is quite simple in how he's planned it but again thats the key...Be interesting to see after say on military day which has the lower percentage of bench then chins if I'm at all capable of doing any of the assistance lol though he has listed only cable work...I'm currently playing with his meal plan to obviously suit my diet, four decent sized meals a day at fourish hour intervals sounds good to me.
One of the things I ve put in being x2 peatnut butter, Banana & honey (or agave syrup) sandwiches with a couple of glasses of whatever milk I'm having.