Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by rckvl, Nov 2, 2010.
T NATION | 5/3/1 Reloaded
I'm reading it right now.
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.
Gonna start doing sprints again, as much as I hate running.
flat ground sprints are different from hill sprints.
sprints are the best
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.
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.
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.
good read, can't wait to pick up 5/3/1 for powerlifting.
I freakin love that guy
Thanks for the link, man. Jim is always good to read. Shame he suffered such a bad injury.
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.
Great read. Thanks for the article. Makes me realize that I need to start conditioning more.
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.
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.
That bench press picture is bad ass
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?
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.
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.
Wendler recommends doing cleans and snatches at the beginning of deadlift and squat days.
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