Training Update – Jim Wendler

Training Update

Training Update

  Training has been going unbelievably well lately.  As usual, I am sold on training 2 times/week and am making good gains.  I have some big goals the next few years (as well as for the competition in September); the way training is going now, and with the incredible support system I have, I am truly on my way.  I am doing a few new things (as far as programming the assistance) but here, again (yes I know it is redundant) is the basic schedule I am following.


  • Squat or Deadlift (alternate every week) - 5/3/1 sets and reps
  • SS Bar Squat - 5's progression
  • SLDL/GM - higher volume work
  • Neck


  • Bench or Press (alternate every week) - 5/3/1 sets and reps....supersetted with:
  • Chins or TBar Rows (alternate every week) - 100 reps
  • Bench or Press (alternate every week, doing the opposite lift I did in the beginning of the workout) - 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Chins or TBar Rows (alternate every week, doing the opposite lift that I did in the beginning) - 100 reps
  • Neck
Every day is light conditioning work and PVC pipe work for lower body, massage on upper body (thank you wife!) and stretch routine.  I weighed myself today and I am 227 pounds.  Light, lean and am getting stronger than I was 25 pounds heavier.  I credit this to nothing but work.   Fuck you gimmick-hounds. • Get the 2nd Edition 5/3/1 Ebook Here5/3/1 Hard Copy on Amazon