Before Reading my opinion on the 5/3/1 training program I would encourage to visit the T nation website for more information on this program. Below I have posted a clip from their website regarding 5/3/1 training.
" Here's what you need to know...
- Getting good at the core lifts will have a huge carryover into everything else. Start light, progress slowly, and leave out the ego in order to bust PRs.
- Train 3-4 days a week. Center each workout around one of the following: parallel squat, bench press, deadlift, or standing shoulder press.
- Use a specific percentage of your one-rep max to lift 5 reps, then 3 reps, then 1 rep. These percentages are based on 90% of your 1RM.
- Complement 5/3/1 training with assistance work to build muscle, prevent injury, and create a balanced physique. Options include chin-ups, dips, lunges, and back extensions.
The Reason for 5/3/1
Just so we're clear, either people want to do 5/3/1 or they don't. I really want to help people, but if they won't take my advice there's nothing I can do. That's fine by me. I don't fight the battles. I just don't fucking care.
Look, arguing about strength training theory is stupid. And the reason I came up with 5/3/1 was that I wanted a program that eliminated stupid thoughts from my head and just let me go into the weight room and get shit done. "
This program is a straight forward way to develop maximal strength, or your one rep max. I don't see this program being suitable for building strength endurance due to the low amount of reps and sets since it focuses on developing overall strength. Its still a great program because it is goal specific, and most excellent training programs are goal specific. If your looking to build your max lift for the big four then I would recommend this program. These are my summed up thoughts on this program but I would also encourage you to do your own research as well. The best program for you is the one you can stick with consistently.
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