Hey Jim and everybody on T-Nation. My name is Luke Baumgartner. I'm a 15 year old freshmen at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Il. I've completed 5 and a half cycles of 5/3/1. I started off looking for a program that will help me become a better football player and get my name on the record boards at my school. I stumbled upon 5/3/1 after my cousin (pro bodybuilder) turned me on to this website.
I started off with some skepticism but I just decided to go with it and see how it worked. Well, it's worked. I haven't even bought the book (because my parents won't get it for me), so instead, I've used the sample workout that Jim posted in his interview. I've followed it religiously and here are my results. I started out in November, 2009. And as of now my old and new PRs are: Bench - Old: 165x2. New: 225x2. Squat - Old: 265x3. New: 335x3. Deadlift - Old: 275x2. New: 335x3. Military Press - Old: 115x2. New: 155x3. Next week is my max out week and will keep everybody posted. Thanks.