Keep in mind too, that you may have 2 different apparent weak areas, ie: a less developed area or muscle weakness, example say: weak off the floor in a DL, but also the area around the knees is slow or a tough area to get past (because of leverages). The first is more a direct workable weakness and the knees is just bad leverages, no matter what you do right there. Although, I do think there can be some benefit to starting right there in those areas too. ex: a 15" rack pull, or starting a press out at the forehead.
I did 2" deficits religiously and am faster off the floor, but the area around the knees is still tough because of leverages. The speed work from the floor helped the slower knee area, since building that speed strength, gave me enough to get past the bad leverages.
That all said, you will most likely always have a weak area, if you are hitting a true 1RM lift, so it may be possible that those areas could change over time too, except for the bad leverage areas. They will most likely always be there, since you cannot change your structure.
Ran it for a month and got nothing. I seem to be the rarity though, as there are numerous success stories. It just did not agree with me. I do much better with traditional powerlifting routines that have you handling heavier loads and more volume with a variety of rep ranges
Yeah a month is too short for just about any program. Try it for three months and run the full program testing weights after each period. Then see what you think
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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
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
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.
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.
This makes no sense whatsoever...Originally Posted by rockme
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.
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?