The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

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
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Get Some! KoSh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    585
    Posts
    1,928

    5/3/1 and Complexes

    Got a quick question for all of you:

    I love the 5/3/1 workout. I'm getting stronger (even while on a cut [although now I'm more at maintenence than anything]). But it's getting stale. I have a really bad habit of sticking with a workout for 8 weeks only to get bored with it and move on to the next one.

    I should also note that I absolutely hate doing cardio as far as steady state. I can stand to do sprints a little bit and stadium stairs and tire flips and tire tosses and those kinds of things, but really, those aren't much fun either.

    A week ago, I did the 300 workout just for the hell of it, and I loved it. I felt great after I did it. Which led me to do some research on complexes.

    Is there any good way to keep the 5/3/1 program with maybe one assistance exercise (heavy weight, anyways) and add in barbell complexes? Obviously I'd remain light, but this would be something that would challenge me and really make me value the conditioning aspect of a workout...

    Something about doing a complex makes me actually feel like I'm getting stronger (even if I'm not by much) rather than wasting away doing cardio. Has anyone toyed with this kind of training before?

    I'm sure I'd be completely gassed after each workout and I'd probably want to raise my cals a bit...

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time!

    EDIT: I wasn't sure where to put this. This forum seemed to make the most sense because it involved complexes and weight training, but it could have went into GPP and Sport Specific as well. Sorry if I posted in the wrong place.
    Last edited by KoSh; 07-03-2009 at 09:02 AM.
    "Donít fall for the crap that people are peddling on message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your **** in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesnít matter. Start doing and believing in the stuff that works, and do it today and forever. You want science and studies? **** you. Iíve got scars and blood and vomit."
    Jim Wendler, 531 Method

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


Similar Threads

  1. Barbell complexes
    By Keith in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-18-2009, 10:11 PM
  2. Complexes
    By GHOGH in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-08-2009, 04:36 PM
  3. Complex questions on complexes
    By LoneJeeper in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-23-2009, 05:01 PM
  4. BGB + Complexes for Fat Loss
    By BBB in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-18-2008, 09:19 PM
  5. Complexes or Mens Health for fat loss
    By betog22 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-18-2008, 06:47 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •