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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    5/3/1

    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.

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    http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/training-...qid=80855&tid=

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

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    Sounds interesting, I should give it a try
    500lbs bench, here I come!!!

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    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.

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    did you guys see what Jim did on dips last week?

    23 years old
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    825 Squat
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    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehubbard View Post
    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.

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

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    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.

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    I have used the 5,3,1 method with my athletes for years and it freaking works like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Roberts View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Mike View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmoney View Post
    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.
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    Im starting Monday.Already figured out my weights for the next 3 weeks.Cant wait to get into the 5 rep deads.

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    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.

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    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.

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