Sunday, 6 May 2012

5/3/1 by Jim Wendler

My current training is biased towards strength, and my training method of choice is 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler. Jim is a powerlifter and is very strong, so a great person to learn from. Check out this video of him squatting 540lbs x 7 - that's almost 250kg!

I will not try to explain 5/3/1 in this post so check out the following article on T-Nation where they interviewed him. Compared to some other methods, 5/3/1 does not yield fast gains in strength, however what it does yield is small consistent gains which over time accumulate into big gains. Plus the changes in reps over the cycle keep things fresh and reduces monotony.

Get strong!

In training, Schwinners

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