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Building the Monolith - 5/3/1 for Size

6 Week Training Template for size: So this template is not easy but it is very doable – but only if you are dedicated to making it happen. “Dedicated” doesn’t just mean that you want to do it; it means you are dedicated to doing what it takes to get it done and that means EATING right. I had 4 people run this and all of them ate like champions – all ate at least..

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5/3/1 and Football

In June, we ran a combine and every player that had been lifting consistently showed huge improvements, 20%+ gains in their totals. We were also faster (40), more explosive (broad jump and shuttle) and the kids just carried themselves differently. We no longer looked like a young team, we looked like a Varsity team...Coaches told us we were the most physical team they played.

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The Misfits, Training While Injured and Why You Should Stop Looking at Men

  Question:  Hey Jim, Ive been on 5/3/1 for 6 months now and I love it.  I switched from high bar to low bar about 1 month ago, and enjoy it greatly.  I have decided to take a little wider stance then usual, but not as wide if i were wearing gear.  Because of this wider stance I want to implement box squats into my training, and I was wondering what you think the best sets reps sceme and % would work best for a raw lifter. Answer:  Use the same sets, reps and percentages as the main lifts in the 5/3/1 program.  Question:  Just wanted to say thanks for your program. I am currently in Afghanistan in a remote...

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5/3/1 for a Beginner

Now if you're a beginner and are working out without any guidance whatsoever, it's probably best to just stick with the basic program. One of the worst things a young lifter can do is take advice from other beginners on message boards –  they usually have all the advice and none of the experience

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