Just had to give props to Jim for all the time he spends on sharing his training principles with all of us.
One day pretty much out of the blue I decided that I wanted to seriously learn how to powerlift and stop just “working out” in the gym. A quick internet search brought me to the book 5/3/1 by some guy I’d never heard of. After buying and reading the book my strength skyrocketed just from learning how to actually lift and train.
I now have a veritable library of powerlifting literature and, having read through countless training philosophies, I’ve experimented with conjugated training, Smolov, Sheiko, linear peaking cycles, etc. After all that though I came to the conclusion that, for me, nothing actually worked better than 5/3/1. I’ve been back to good ol’ 5/3/1 for a few months now, and training is better than ever. Truly the simplest and most effective training program in my experience. I absolutely loved Beyond 5/3/1 as well.
Maybe some of you other guys have had similar experiences?
Also I apologize if this counts against your cred coming from a guy with a bicep selfie as his profile pic.