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5/3/1 and Athletes Questions


#1

Yes, I read the article “5/3/1 and Athletes”. I’m going to do the advocated order of warm up, explosiveness, strength, and conditioning. How many sprints, jumps, throws etc. are sufficient in improving explosiveness but not having what would be explosive become conditioning due to overly high volume and being detrimental to the actual 5/3/1 strength movements?


#2

This depends on the athletes’ readiness and his goals. No one can answer this question and why having a “hands on” coach is so important. And why this coach must have experience.

Figure out readiness, figure out goals - simple.