Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 strength training program is extremely popular for two good reasons: it’s simple and it works. 5/3/1 for Beginners. Original article by Jim Wendler here. This page is intended to serve as a companion to this article, not a complete. In today’s program review, we’re going to be tackling Jim Wendler’s iconic 5/3/1 system. Now, before I begin, it is extremely important to note that 5/3/1 is not a.

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Getting good at the core lifts will have a huge carryover into everything else.

But everyone wants everything right now. And that’s where a seemingly simple system starts getting a little more complicated. This results in heavier poundages being used over time — also known as progressive overload.

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Program Comparison: Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 Vs. StrongLifts 5 x 5 Vs. Starting Strength

So just enter what you actually have, not what you wish you had, dreamer. What do want to see added to the Black Iron Beast calculator? You might like your own version of it better than the original, but you can’t attribute your success or failure to the guy who wrote the program unless you’re actually doing the program as he wrote it.

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Note that this is should not be to true muscular failureqendler you should leave reps “in the tank” on these sets. My favorites are strength-training staples like chin-ups, dips, lunges, and back extensions. The pursuit of strength is not a six-month or one-year pursuit.


This article will be an overview of the three programs and will attempt to assess the pros and cons that come along with each. You can live on to fight again the next week.

This phase will last several weeks and once a lifter becomes confident and competent in the movements they can then progress to Phase 2.

And I know what 5 or 10 pounds a month adds up to over the course of a year.


On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength wdndler. Rule Summary click for details: Assistance work is just that — assistance.

General Posting Guidelines click for more info: View this post on Instagram. July 2, The bar weight input in the form now allows you to enter any weight.

Time to start thinking about your beach body! Dumbbell Flye Exercise Guide. InMehdi created the StrongLifts website and has since amassed a massive following through the use of his easy to follow workout design. It is also fine to spend a few weeks ramping up jom add days over time. No, I wasn’t strong at all! Those who ignore these lifts are generally the people who suck at them.

This increases specificity to powerlifting. If you encounter any problems, jiim let me know petermichaux hotmail.

Better Than Before: A Review of Beyond 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler | PowerliftingToWin

Be respectful, civil, and charitable 2. There are four distinct microcylces: So, you now train for six straight weeks before deloading. Every time, without fail, when I asked someone what their one-rep max was, I’d get this: It doesn’t last as long as your latest program does. A post shared by Sandra Mueller-Jennings latoothfairy on May 7, at 3: It looks like you find this site valuable and use the calculator regularly.


But don’t go ape-shit with supplemental exercises. I know exactly what 51 want to do, and what I want to accomplish 12 months in advance.

Your workout is fat and bloated. No bots or novelty accounts 8. A good way to gauge this is that when the bar speed slows significantly compared to your previous reps, that should be your last rep. The lighter percentages, while great for long-term, sustained progress, completely bias the program towards hypertrophy and away from 5331.

Wendler has said that he created the program originally to help himself stop thinking in the weight jimm and to simply get in, get out, and move weight in-between. This means you get in a solid six weeks of training iim taking that off week. Hi, It looks like you find this site valuable and use the calculator regularly. For example, the Beach Body Challenge has hang cleans but no other template does. Made possible by a donation.