Hey Jim. This is just another thank you post for your 5/3/1 program. I lost 20 pounds last winter and my strength suffered because of it. I came across your method online and decided to give it a shot.
I did my maxes right before I started last May and these were the results:
My Results after 1 Year on the Program:
Squat: 425 (430 at a USPA Meet Yesterday
Bench: 315 (308 at the Meet)
Deadlift: 510 (551 at the Meet)
I was constantly breaking a PR most workouts and used the triumvirate and FSL templates.
The main things I really learned while using 5/3/1 was your principles about starting too light and slow and steady progress. I've done the exact opposite in the past and I was getting nowhere the last couple years. With the results I've seen, I can see why patience is so important if I want to get stronger.
Thanks for having this program out for the public. Training has definitely become fun again and I keep planning to using 5/3/1 as my strength method.