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5/3/1 Need Serious Help


#1

so guys i started the 5/3/1 program hoping to make some strength gains to have a solid base when doing hypertrophy work the is i choose 5/3/1 because it seemed like something different than the basic 5*5 .i ve been training for 9 months for now and i just finished the first cycle off the 5/3/1 but i heard that a more linear base program would be better for a beginner i don t even know if i am considered a beginner since i think my form is pretty good and i have some basic strength levels

-bench press:40kg7
-squat:60kg
10
-deadlift:70kg10
-press:20kg
7
height:175cm weight:64kg(so i m pretty lean)
DISCLAIMER:(I DIDN T COUNT THE WEIGHT OFF THE BAR CAUSE I DON T THINK IT IS AN OLYMPIC ONE CAUSE IT S TOO LIGHT SO I DON T KNOW HOW MUCH IT WEIGHS)

-i would like to know if i should continue with the 5/3/1 or switch to another strength program until i achieve better records cause seriously it is still mediocre and thanks.


#2

Who did you hear this from, and have they squatted 1000lbs like Jim Wendler did?


#3

You heard wrong or its people that have no clue on how 5/3/1 works.

Stay the course and believe in the program you are doing and get better friends.


#4

thanks guys


#5

With your strength level, I’d do 5’s pro (5 reps on all of the working sets) and FSL 3-5x5, with a training max of 85% and do a PR set every 6 week or so. And I would add a shit load of bodyweight assistance - But I ain’t Jim!


#6

But… 531 is a linear base program?


#7

So what now i m confused ill swap the question:
Best strenght program for someone who has some basic strenght leveles and have been trainining for aprox 9 months?


#8

One that you 100% believe in and commit to.


#9

My answer is still the same :slight_smile:


#10

Thanks