Does anybody know exactly what the differences are? I was going to buy the 3 day a week manual because originally I thought it was the same as 3/5/1, but it seems that is not the case. Anybody know??
I'm not sure which manual you're referring to, but the 5/3/1 book has 2, 3, and 4-day templates you can follow.
Wendler has been talking about releasing more specific templates, but they haven't been released yet.
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I have the 3 day book you are speaking of. I have not read though it yet but I will skim though it tonight and see if there are any major differences to 5/3/1
Thanks Josh. The other one is the 5/3/1 for powerlifting. I know the basis is going 3/5/1 with only prescribed reps for the 5 week, but there are other changes with singles on certain days and other stuff. I'll probably end up buying both, but figured I'd ask around first.
There is enough information throughout the net that you can figure out the temlate and lift percentages to use for 5/3/1 but I would recomend to buy it still. I like to support people who put hard work into their products and contribute to the lifestyle I am seeking for myself. I feel this helps ensure that more quality products by them will continue to come out. Weather it be a author like Wendler or a supplement company.
This is just my view on it and for $20 it is well worth it.
I have the original 5/3/1 book. I'm talking about his 5/3/1 for powerlifting. It is actually a separate manual. It switches up the 3 and 5 weeks (hence the 3/5/1 name) and has some prescribed singles on different days. It actually isn't out yet (last I saw Wendler posting about it), but some people seem to have some advance info on it. I thought somebody here might know the differences between it and the 3 day a week manual.
The 3 day a week manual barely mentions anything about 5/3/1 at all. It was written before he even refined the original 5/3/1 stuff. The 5/3/1 for powerlifting is not out yet. The basic template floating around the internet is as follows:
3 week, only do 3 reps on last set, do a couple heavier singles (not all out maxes)
5 week, do prescribed reps only and stop
5/3/1 week, prescribed reps only and work up to heavy singles (not all out maxes)
I'm sure the manual will contain much more than this, but this is what's out there so far.
I looked though the 3 day ebook I have, there isn't much info in it. He basically lays out about 6 different 3 day splits for you. There isn't much about prescribed reps or set just how to arrange your week.
A while back I came across a 531 with heavy singles. It is an excell file that someone emailed me.
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Thanks guys. I'll probably wait for the new book.
Found it. Thanks.