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ACHILLES66
10-19-2009, 10:28 PM
I am wanting to compete in some raw powerlifting meets, and I was wanting some advice on setting up a training split. I am currently using a bbuilding split but am wanting to switch to powerlifting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

NickAus
10-19-2009, 11:04 PM
Westside with a focus on movements that help raw strength.

You will love it and get hooked pretty fast, good move!

Max effort, Repeated effort and Dynamic effort-this is what you need to learn about.

Polish Hammer
10-20-2009, 04:32 AM
5/3/1 Is specifically designed for Raw training.

Barbaccio
10-20-2009, 05:24 AM
531. You don't need anything else. End of story. Westside is tough to do on your own without experienced partners. 531 gives good goals, keeps training fun, and gets you stronger. Not much else you can ask from a program.

Cmanuel
10-20-2009, 08:17 AM
I've done both and have gotten great results on each, but I agree, 531 is more suited for people that train by themselves. I'm ending my 3rd month of 531 right now and I love it. Breaking PRs often is definitely a motivater

ACHILLES66
10-20-2009, 09:29 AM
thanks for the help.

ScottYard
10-20-2009, 10:10 AM
I agree with tony balony.

5-3-1 works well and is simple to use.

I used it for my squat and have been able to hit PR's almost every workout for a year.

Whatever you do, Stick to the program and let it run its coarse.

ScottYard
10-20-2009, 10:14 AM
Almost forgot,

The best thing about 5-3-1 is it can be done in any gym. No need for specialty bars, or other tools.

Miska
10-20-2009, 12:08 PM
Is there a good example of the 5-3-1 plan on here anywhere? I would be interested in trying it as well. Thanks in advance.

sayagain
10-20-2009, 12:58 PM
Is there a good example of the 5-3-1 plan on here anywhere? I would be interested in trying it as well. Thanks in advance.

Your best bet would be to go to www.elitefts.com and buy the book. It comes in e-book form, so you could have it instantly.

Miska
10-20-2009, 01:31 PM
^^^

Thanks!

Miska
10-20-2009, 01:36 PM
Last question is the book called "Three Days A Week" by Jim Wendler?

Cmanuel
10-20-2009, 01:42 PM
Last question is the book called "Three Days A Week" by Jim Wendler?

Nope. Go here http://www.flexcart.com/memberS/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=370&pid=2976

best $20 i have spent. Along with starting strength, practical programming, etc.

Pete22
10-20-2009, 01:44 PM
Last question is the book called "Three Days A Week" by Jim Wendler?

You'll want the newer one that's more detailed called 5/3/1.

Here:
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=114&pid=2976

vdizenzo
10-20-2009, 04:10 PM
My raw bench improved greatly with the Westside method. I have also used 5/3/1 for my ohp with nice success in the past. In other words, both work, how much just depends on what you put into them.

sayagain
10-20-2009, 05:48 PM
My raw bench improved greatly with the Westside method. I have also used 5/3/1 for my ohp with nice success in the past. In other words, both work, how much just depends on what you put into them.

I lift exclusively raw and have tried multiple approaches to training. I have found that Westside works great for my bench, but for the squat and deadlift I find I have more success using programs like 5/3/1 and others that stress the actual lift and submaximal weights for reps.