57 Q&As about 5/3/1

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  1. XTrainer

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    This sounds weird

    5. How to increase your pulling (back) volume?

    * Do one set of pulling between EVERY PUSHING MOVEMENT – even the warm-ups and work sets. I do 50 chin ups before I even touch a barbell in the weight room. And then sets of 10 between every set that I do, including all warm-ups and work sets.
     
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    That's pretty much the whole workout, if you ask me.
     
  4. Tosa

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    Thanks for this. I just started 5/3/1 reps and weight progressions about a week and a half ago.
     
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    When I do something similar, pushups and then pulups, my hands (triceps, biceps and forearm) get so pumped that i feel pain in my veins, like they gonna explode. Sure not good advice for me.
     
  7. Tosa

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    Take more time in between sets, and it shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    Sure, I'm spending 2h in the gym doing weights, on average. No problem to just take a blanket from home and sleep there. Too much estrogen in those pumped veins:p
     
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    Using alternate sets saves time, even if you need a bit of extra rest between sets to do them.
     
  10. Dafreeclinic

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    Its because it sounds gay.

    Also I read this a few days ago it was interesting.
     
  11. kicker

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    Which part exactly? Maybe it's just homofobia.
     
  12. rckvl

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    I don't see it.
     
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    There are four weeks, or microcycles to each cycle. You are talking about the third microcycle which is the 5/3/1 week. It is 1x5 @ 75%, 1x3 @ 85%, and 1x1+ @95%.
    The fourth microcycle is a deload week.

    I think there are variations of 5/3/1 out there that might be different, but that is the 5/3/1 from Jim Wendler's book.
     
  15. Tosa

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    So in your world:

    1. Chin-ups
    2. ?????
    3. Buttsex with men

    How does that work?
     
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    Thats what I thought Spider was pointing out but Im not certain.
     
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    last time i read this i thought i saw that he said it's ok to combine upper and lower body days
    but now i can't find it... can anyone confirm that this is ok
     
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    Absolutely it's OK. Hell, most of the major lifts (squat, deadlfit, bench, OL) work your upper and lower body at the same time.
     

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