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endymion88
04-03-2009, 03:42 PM
i have a pushpull meet coming up on may 16th and i've followed a westside type template for a while but would really like to start the 5/3/1 program on the inside i feel like this is a bad idea and feel like it would be wiser to just stick with my normal template until after the meet.. i guess the main thing i'm wondering is would i get stronger on the first cycle of 5/3/1 or would it be wiser to stick to my normal stuff.. sorry if i'm sounding like a noob but yeah you guys are all accomplished and i like hearing your thoughts on things.

Brian Hopper
04-03-2009, 05:31 PM
I think you should stick to what your doing and start the 5/3/1 routine after your meet.

endymion88
04-03-2009, 05:53 PM
that's what i figured tank i'm just getting antsy after buying the book and seeing peoples progress hah. thanks and happy lifting.

Pete22
04-03-2009, 06:19 PM
I think you should stick to what your doing and start the 5/3/1 routine after your meet.

This. Keep training hard and don't change programs this close to a meet.

Brian Hopper
04-03-2009, 06:21 PM
No problem!!! Let us know how you like it, because I'm interested in buying the book and checking it out. Good Luck!!!

Brian C
04-04-2009, 09:27 AM
5/3/1 really won't add much in that short of time being that you would only get 1 full cycle in. But its definatelty a great routine to start after the meet. It takes a few cycles to hit your stride.

endymion88
04-04-2009, 01:40 PM
yeah when i start it i'm thinking of doing conventional for a 16 week or 24 week cycle and then going back to sumo in hopes of picking up some lagging muscles, not positive if this is a smart idea though.

Brian C
04-04-2009, 04:55 PM
yeah when i start it i'm thinking of doing conventional for a 16 week or 24 week cycle and then going back to sumo in hopes of picking up some lagging muscles, not positive if this is a smart idea though.

This is exactly what I'm doing, rotating styles. It working good for me as I want to be proficient in both types.

Brian Hopper
04-04-2009, 06:36 PM
I was thinking about doing the same, do you feel a difference at all???