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Tennessee Mike
09-17-2008, 12:46 PM
Anyone use this template yet?Wendler wrote a manual on it and has had some great success with it.Just curious as if anyone is or has used it.I assume the concept is,

week 1-5RM
week 2-3RM
week 3-1RM
4-deload

From what Ive read ,Jim does bench,deadlift,military,squat.But he's only doing 3 days a week,all getting a seperate day,so theres carryover.He doesnt belive in speed work,so I dont know how he plans his bench days.

bigmoney
09-17-2008, 01:15 PM
http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/training-logs.asp?qid=80855&tid=

that's pretty much all you need to know if you want to do the 5/3/1 program

frenchkev
09-17-2008, 01:20 PM
Sounds interesting, I should give it a try

ehubbard
09-17-2008, 01:20 PM
Yes and No. That is one variation of the method that is out of sequence from the way it was intended and the deload percentages are different.

Buy the e-book.

Lones Green
09-17-2008, 01:24 PM
did you guys see what Jim did on dips last week?

:clown:

Tennessee Mike
09-17-2008, 01:43 PM
Yes and No. That is one variation of the method that is out of sequence from the way it was intended and the deload percentages are different.

Buy the e-book.

Thanx bro.I didnt read Krocs log today yet.So,are they doing ONLY 3 sets per lift?Is there any warmup sets?

ehubbard
09-17-2008, 01:54 PM
Warmup however you need to. I started my first cycle using 90 lbs less than my best meet deadlift (50 pounds for good measure and 40 lbs for help from the deadlift suit) and the working sets are still challenging. Ere on the side of going light is the key to making progress with this.

AJ Roberts
09-17-2008, 02:35 PM
I have used the 5,3,1 method with my athletes for years and it freaking works like a charm.

Tennessee Mike
09-17-2008, 03:12 PM
I have used the 5,3,1 method with my athletes for years and it freaking works like a charm.

Thats all the endorsement I need.

bigmoney
09-17-2008, 04:17 PM
Thats all the endorsement I need.

Haha, that's exactly what I thought. I started the routine 2 weeks ago and really cut my numbers down so I don't burn out too early. That is the most important part I think.

AJ Roberts
09-17-2008, 04:46 PM
Haha, that's exactly what I thought. I started the routine 2 weeks ago and really cut my numbers down so I don't burn out too early. That is the most important part I think.

Thats the key, don't try to max out every single week, work up heavy but do not go to failure. On the days you feel really good for the pr.

Tennessee Mike
09-18-2008, 07:19 AM
Im starting Monday.Already figured out my weights for the next 3 weeks.Cant wait to get into the 5 rep deads.

drew
09-18-2008, 09:48 AM
I've been using 5/3/1 for my squat since about May of this year. I really like it and it's helped me get out of a rut that I was stuck in for a long time.

Alcoholiday
09-18-2008, 11:52 PM
I love it, and have been doing it a few months. I bought the book and didn't think much of it initially, but after looking back on it multiple times, it's definitely worth the cash. I suggest anyone who wants to try this out, give buying the book a thought.