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vripley

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Wendler 5-3-1 Info and Questions
« on: June 17, 2019, 10:55:15 AM »
Let's discuss the Wendler 5 / 3 / 1 training method in here...

Find out more info here:

www.t-nation.com/workouts/531-how-to-build-pure-strength

Get the books here:
www.amazon.com/Simplest-Effective-Training-System-Strength/dp/B00686OYGQ
www.amazon.com/Beyond-Training-Extraordinary-Results-Paperback/dp/B00OHXSH4C

This is a really good video that breaks the whole program down and explains it in good detail:


Does anyone else use this routine?
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Re: Wendler 5-3-1 Info and Questions
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 11:00:56 AM »
I follow the Boring But Big version of the routine for my assistance work. But, I vary it a little from the book. Wendler normally calls for 5 sets of 10 reps for the assistance work after your standard 5/3/1 routine. However, I have found that for Deadlifts this is an awful lot of reps and my back doesn't really like it... So, I only do 5 x 5 and I increase the weight slightly (from 50% of 1RTM to 55%). Also, for my Pull-Ups (done on Press Day), I also prefer to do added weight with a weight vest and/or loading pin on weighted belt and do 5 x 5 (instead of 5 x 10). This is because upper back doesn't get a day dedicated to it, and I want to work strength...

What do you think of these adaptations, and what do you do differently?