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5/3/1 and Athletes

5/3/1 and Athletes

An athlete must train speed, strength, agility, conditioning, and most important, skill work. If one were to spend too much time on one thing, other areas would be compromised. In the United States, especially with football, the weight room seems to take up the majority of the time.
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Phil Anselmo - JimWendler.com Blog

Jim Wendler In Rehab

I’ve gotten a number of questions about the rehab for my shoulder and how I’ve gone about it. Before I get into it, let me put a HUGE asterisk by all of these words by proclaiming loud and clear that I am not a doctor or physical therapist. I can only offer what I’ve done the last couple months. I took it upon myself (personal responsibility) to talk to people that help people rehab their shoulders and read what I could on the subject. I then looked at the similarities and the common themes present. Here are some important things I learned through all of this:
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5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training Program for Building Raw Strength (Ebook)

5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training Program for Building Raw Strength (Ebook)

The success of the 5/3/1 Method has been nothing short of extraordinary. The response towards this simple but brutally effective training system has been overwhelming. This is because it works. And works for just about anyone willing to put in the discipline and work that getting stronger requires Elite level lifters to absolute beginners have all used the 5/3/1 Method; the basic tenets of strength training have and will never change. Big exercises, constant progress, and personal records will never go out of style. High school and college coaches are now using the 5/3/1 with their athletes with amazing success; it is easy to track, implement and will inspire any team to push for themselves to the limit. Powerlifters use this program, for both raw meets and geared meets. The 5/3/1 Method is truly for anyone that is looking to get stronger. This is not a fancy training program that requires special equipment or Master's degree - all is required is your dedication to moving more weight than you had ever dreamed.
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The 5/3/1 Philosophy for Beginners

The 5/3/1 Philosophy for Beginners

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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