First shot at 5/3/1 - any advice?
- 03-18-2013, 11:07 AM
- 03-18-2013, 05:11 PM
On the third week, which is when you are suppose to hit 95%, I merely hit a rep on all the lifts that equated or fell below my theoretical 1RM. From everything I read, the first couple microcycles you are suppose to be hitting PR's all the time. I stalled on the first month despite being in a huge caloric surplus. It was truly bizarre. I am following some old Russian templates from a Ukrainian buddy now and am seeing gains once again
03-18-2013, 05:20 PM
03-18-2013, 06:50 PM
03-18-2013, 07:49 PM
You started too low, but that's fine. Remember, that's 95% of 90%. I've ran a total of 14 cycles with a reset after 10 months. It'll get hard...Originally Posted by gymguy21
03-18-2013, 07:58 PM
03-18-2013, 09:02 PM
I always shoot lower. I routinely get 10+ on the 95% week, but I'm interested in a lot of TUT so it works well for me.
03-18-2013, 09:22 PM
03-18-2013, 09:27 PM
03-19-2013, 05:25 AM
I have never really had a routine (as many as I have done), totally flop or not really show me something. It's just that a few of them were started at wrong times or with more than I should have programmed in to get some momentum going to begin with. I seem to be greedy that way and it does not always pay off. Even Wendler says to be modest on setting up the maxes and kick it back a few more than you really think it should be.
03-19-2013, 06:32 AM
03-19-2013, 07:27 AM
Advice for 5/3/1. Run it just like wendler says, be patient and you will have some of your best workouts. I started it 8 weeks ago with 365 training max for deads. Yesterday I pulled 365, 6 times and I just didn't count number 7 because my form broke down.
03-19-2013, 09:02 AM
03-19-2013, 09:13 AM
Mesomorph: large bone structure, large muscles and a naturally athletic physique.Originally Posted by rockme
Your profile says you are 5' 8" 175.
Gain about 50 lbs before calling yourself a mesomorph.
Nobody here created it, we just have a f.ck load more experience with it than you, and are telling you that you didn't do the program correctly.
How can you possibly say you did it correctly quitting before you even finished one cycle?
03-19-2013, 11:03 AM
03-19-2013, 06:43 PM
did you even read the book?
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
03-19-2013, 06:59 PM
03-19-2013, 07:08 PM
my profile/pic was taken at 175...I just don't care to update
Look... I own both of the 5/3/1 books. I purchased them a few months back because I really wanted to try it. All of the logs on AM were very convincing. A dude who goes by sean had a log going of 5/3/1 that kicked ass. But it just didn't cut it for someone like me. So to the OP, give it a shot and see what you think, but if hypertrophy and heavy lifting is your thing, it may not be the best. Just whatever you do, don't follow Wendler's advice of eating doughnuts. I swear it's in the book
03-19-2013, 07:16 PM
03-19-2013, 07:34 PM
03-19-2013, 08:16 PM
First shot at 5/3/1 - any advice?
How do you evaluate the efficacy of ANY training-related protocol in less than 4 weeks? Pure nonsense.
Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
03-19-2013, 08:37 PM
03-19-2013, 08:52 PM
03-19-2013, 08:58 PM
03-19-2013, 09:01 PM
If you read my previous posts, I never said 5/3/1 does not work, I said it does not work for me. I also alluded to the many success stories on it
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