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    5/3/1 Questions

    Just got the book and I am skimming through it lots of great info!

    Quick question: Does anyone do DB Bench instead of Barbell bench or is it strictly barbell for the compound movement factor.

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    Wendler has been asked this a lot and he always says to stick with a barbell. DBs are OK for accessory work.
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    Good luck hitting personal records on dumbbells.
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    I think Db Bench would be an okay substitute if that's what you want to build your strength on. If it's just a "size" thing, I'd do the Barbell Bench for the 5/3/1 and the Db Bench for the volume.
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    Thanks all just got to the part in the book where he says he is asked that 6,000 times hah.

    I am trying to figure what to do for my assistance exercises I really like

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    But hanging leg raises are only done once a week. Is that really enough AB training? while only squatting once a week?

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    What are you trying to get out of your ab training?
    If you need to squat more often, you might need a routine designed for that.
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    Get can get a lot of ab work in just from squatting and deadlifting
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    He recommends wearing a weight belt. :o If you even mention a weight belt on these boards you get called a p*ssy usually.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyfoul View Post
    He recommends wearing a weight belt. :o If you even mention a weight belt on these boards you get called a p*ssy usually.....
    What?

    OP: I would go with the barbell to build strength and use other accessory movements for size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyfoul View Post
    He recommends wearing a weight belt. :o If you even mention a weight belt on these boards you get called a p*ssy usually.....
    I think you are confusing a weight belt with a powerlifting belt... a lot of people on here use PLing belts. You'll be called a pussy if you use it for weight that is manageable... i.e., the guys that use it in the gym to look "badass" DLing 225 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyfoul View Post
    He recommends wearing a weight belt. :o If you even mention a weight belt on these boards you get called a p*ssy usually.....
    The guys that get refered to as a pu$$y on this site an others are the ones that put a weight belt and gloves (tapout of course) on when they walk through the gym door and take them off when they leave.

    Dave Tate and Mark Rippetoe both recommend a belt on your heavy work sets. I listen to guys like them first. I don't think anyone would call them pu$$ies for very long!
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