Discussion in 'Powerlifting & Strongman' started by Amidoingitright?, May 12, 2014.
Has anyone tried jim wendler 5-3-1 training?
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Yes and I quite liked it, I have changed to The Cube Kingpin now by Brandon Lilly but 5-3-1 is a great introduction if you've never tried strength specific training before.
I'm about 2 months into it and I have seen my strength numbers go up but not seeing very much difference in size.
Most likely need to eat more!
If you're not already doing it start tracking what you eat with the MyFitnessPal app, post back here and I can advise on what I would do along with your height / weight and bodyfat estimate.
I'll give it a go and post back in a week cheers for the advice
I like higher frequency of training personally. Built on solid training principles though! I like how you start off with sets of 10-15 and progress to heavier weights as time goes on
Definitely! 5-3-1 is great for a beginner but more advanced lifters can go a few more times per week on the same movements.
Did a basic full body template of 5-3-1 for about 6 months. Was happy with it. Strength went up, size went up a bit too. Overall it's a pretty decent program to follow but your results heavily dependent on what template of 5/3/1 you do. I used to have the book where it had about 10 different variations of 5/3/1. I remember seeing this one called "boring but big" and all you did was bench/squat/deadlift but you did a shitload of reps and sets haha.
I've done a modified 531 which was basically a legs push pull rest repeat split with 531 progression for squats bench and deads plus accessory work. Probably made the best best strength/size gains on it out of every routine I've run. Would highly recommend it. I feel the original 531 has a little to slow progression and that's why I modified my version
Good for starting out Strength training
I use his this style on my deadlift day, if that make sense...
I am a big fan of Jim wendler and his 531 program, but more importantly his views on training overall, he has a ton of knowledge been lifting all his life read all the science books etc...but his mantra is all about keeping thiings simple and flexable. It basicly focuses on the squat bench dead and militry press as the main lift of the day and a few assistance lifts to help these improve, and at looking at improving over a year rather than 6 weeks to a monster bench press program. I highly recommend reading the book also Beyond 531, its very easy read but full good info, he is also a fan of Mark Rippetoe Starting Strength book and 5 x 5 program, which I also recommend. Thanks
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