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New Jim Wendler T-nation article(includes a bit on 5/3/1 for powerlifting)

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by rckvl, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. rckvl

    rckvl Blue Belt

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    squatsquatsquat Orange Belt

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    Good read. Thanks for posting. Lately I've found T-Nation articles to be fairly uninteresting but Wendler is always a fun, informative, and motivating read.
     
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    Gonna start doing sprints again, as much as I hate running.
     
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    flat ground sprints are different from hill sprints.
     
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    sprints are the best
     
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    Good read. It's cool to see that he's incorporating the Matt Rhodes variation as the powerlifting version because I found it to be pretty effective.
     
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    Definitely. It's very interesting to see how the 5/3/1 changes overtime. I suspect it'll become less of a routine, and more of a system or set of methods/principles.
     
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    Couple of good lolz in there.

    I wonder how one may incorporate power cleans into the 2 days a week 5/3/1 schedule. I'm thinking of possibly picking this program up somewhere down the line, but would like to work on PCs as well.
     
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    good read, can't wait to pick up 5/3/1 for powerlifting.
     
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    I freakin love that guy
     
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    KnightTemplar Ebony Belt Platinum Member

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    Thanks for the link, man. Jim is always good to read. Shame he suffered such a bad injury.
     
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    I have the 5/3/1 program and I recall Jim stating that you can use the 5/3/1 for snatches and cleans. So if you're doing a two day a week program, you can do snatches one day and cleans for the other. You'd do the olympic lifts before the main program.
     
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    Great read. Thanks for the article. Makes me realize that I need to start conditioning more.
     
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    So on say "Squat day" you would start with Cleans, and then do your Squats + Assistance?

    I was thinking that I might be able to use Power Cleans as an assistance exercise on say Squat and DL day.
     
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    Real_Mckenzie Witty title

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    You can powerclean up to a heavy triple or so as a warmup for deadlifts. Think George Hechter used to do it.

    Personally I wouldn't use them on the squat day I'd focus on squatting but thats me.
     
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    That bench press picture is bad ass
     
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    Quick question; some weeks - this is one of them - I am very restricted in my gym training due to shift work. I can only hit they Gym Friday/Saturday/Sunday this week. Would it be OK to train 5/3/1 on all three days back to back or should I only train Friday and Sunday?
     
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    Same here, I used to do hill sprints 2-3 times a week and stopped as I've been 100% focused on building as much muscle mass and strength gain as possible, but I've begun to notice a negative effect on my lifting as my conditioning has declined. I'm going to bring hill sprints back in twice a week on non lifting days and start dragging a sled twice a week as finishers for lifting sessions.
     
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    3 days a week would be too much for me. Maybe you can recover faster. Why not do overhead and deadlift on Friday, Squat and Bench on Sunday. This is how I break it down when I have a busy week and it works fine. I cut down the assistance a little when I do it.
     
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    Wendler recommends doing cleans and snatches at the beginning of deadlift and squat days.
     

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