After not training for a couple of years I am just starting again, and decided to use the 5/3/1 template.
I am pretty much set on using 5/3/1 but if you can make a (very) good case for another program (and it isn't Starting Strength/Stronglifts) I will consider it.
My short-term goal is to lose fat, I am currently a 235lbs bag of lard (well, there is still some muscle there). And my long-term goal is to be strong while looking good doing it.
Since I am very limited in time, I opted for a 2 day/week split. One day is Squat/Bench, the other is Deadlift/Press.
For assistance I add 5x10 dumbbell rows on day 1, and heavy farmers walks on day 2.
My question is: are these assistance exercises a good complement? Or should I substitute for different ones? Or should I maybe add more?
Time is very much a constraint, so I would prefer to stick to 1 assistance exercise. But if you can make a good case for adding another I will definitely consider.
And another thing: when do you change up assistance exercises? I was planning to change every 2/3 cycles.