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5/3/1 Bench Press Questions

5/3/1 Bench Press Questions

Question: 
You have listed 5x5/3/1 as the go to template to use for bench on the hardgainers template. Also I have noticed it pop up on other programs sort of the way widowmakers go with squats and BBS goes with the press. My question is have your thoughts now changed regarding the use of 5x5/3/1 as the go to for bench?
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Tom Hardy - Beach Body Performance Based Challenge - jimwendler.com

5/3/1 Beach Body (Performance Based) Challenge

"Beach Muscles" A couple of months ago I was talking with a friend of mine about what the 5/3/1 "beach muscles" would be. The list was easy to come up with: Legs Traps Neck Shoulders Forearms These obviously aren't the...

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Training Athletes - jimwendler.com

5/3/1 and Coaching Athletes

The most important thing to understand when training athletes is the difference between G.P.P and S.P.P. Also, it's important to understand that mastery in a specific discipline does not mean mastery in weight training. In fact, it is usually the opposite; master of one thing, beginner of another.  This is very lucky for you, whether you are a coach or an athlete.  What this means is that you don't need advanced or fancy training methods to achieve results.  Besides the huge pile of dung that is "sport specific training", the misunderstanding of training mastery by elite athletes is ruining training.

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Anyone Can Find 2 Days A Week For Strength

Anyone Can Find 2 Days A Week For Strength

In a previous life I was military explosive ordnance disposal technician and approaching 40 I feel every mile run, bomb suit worn, parachute landing, and Afghan trail cleared.

Now as a father of two very young ones with limited time I believe you wrote the 2x2x2 program with me mind. Without a doubt anyone can find two days a week for strength.
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Do you need to condition?

Do you need to condition?

On the flipside of conditioning, you have “easy” or the standard conditioning. What this offers is a way to zone out and relax. A way to discipline yourself to adhere to a schedule. To escape the constant mind-hustle and the mental gymnastics that goes on all day and night.

It's easy to say “I don’t need to condition now” because many people technically don’t. But I guarantee you will.
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Matt Carlson Reading 5/3/1 Forever - jimwendler.com - programming for size, speed, strength

How Does 5/3/1 FOREVER Measure Up? And What's In It For You?

The difference in Jim's new book is the inclusion of the wavy Leader and Anchor cycles, and the black-and-white concepts of how to move from template to template intelligently with the 7th Week protocols; add in to that fully programmed and integrated supplemental, assistance, and conditioning suggestions for each template, and you're all of the sudden provided with one-on-one coaching levels of programming...
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Excerpt from 5/3/1 FOREVER: Bodyweight Assistance Work

Excerpt from 5/3/1 FOREVER: Bodyweight Assistance Work

The following is an excerpt from the new book, 5/3/1 Forever.  This book outlines how to program all areas of your training including assistance work. Yes, that's right; no more questions about assistance work. Everything is tied up, nice and tight AND allows for a lot of personal choices.  Each and every program detailed in the book has a specific assistance profile which allows you to plug in a variety of different movements; all customized to you.
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Krypteia Training Program - jimwendler.com

Krypteia Training Review

The Krypteia program has been used by all the HS/College athletes I work with and members of the private forum.  Here is a review of this program by forum member Josh.  This was done in two parts and over time;...

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New Book News - The Codes!

New Book News - The Codes!

The 6 Day Pre Sale Begins This Friday March 24th at 7:00 am.   Your Discount Codes Are Listed Below! (the 20% OFF Krypteia Shirts and ALL other sales & discounts are automatic) March 24-25:  Use code: SQUAREHAMMER in checkout for 20%...

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5/3/1 Forever Introduction

5/3/1 Forever Introduction

The main goal of this book is to give people the tools to program their training in a smart and efficient way. I’m really tired of the current crop of “coaches” throwing every kind of training against the wall, screaming “INTENSITY” and hoping something sticks. A well-balanced program need not be complex – if your goal is to do “x” there is no reason to do a lot of “y”. If you are doing more of “a” then you should be doing less of “b”. Its common sense as you have a finite amount of time and energy.
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5/3/1 Forever - Excerpt - www.jimwendler.com - Blog

5/3/1 Forever: Contents & Excerpt on Supplemental Lifts

Using a different supplemental exercise has it’s place but if you are weak as piss and can’t do basic stuff like 10 chin-ups, 20 perfect hanging leg raises, actually perform some kind of mile run without choking on your tongue or clipping your own feet, let’s save the bullshit for later.
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5/3/1 Forever: Simple And Effective Programming For Size, Speed And Strength - jimwendler.com

5/3/1 Forever Excerpt: Recovery

The following is a portion of the new book, 5/3/1 Forever.  The book is extensive and covers how to PROGRAM your training for long term results.  Besides the actual weight training, conditioning, jumps/throws, mobility, conditioning and recovery are discussed.  This has been years in the making with a lot of successes and a lot of failures.  The goal of the book is to give you the tools to help plan and periodize your training, whatever your goals may be.
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