So… Month one of 5/3/1 has come to an end.
A very interesting and structured training program. Enough structure to keep me on track, enough flexibility to keep me from being bored. In fact, the way assisstance work is structured is real selling point to this training program! I may have under estimated my initial numbers, especially on the Military Press and Deadlift, but that’s okay! I completed the target lifts and reps, didn’t suffer any injuries and managed to drop a couple of pounds… didn’t expect that!
Did I get stronger? Probably… I say probably cuz, hey, this was only one month, what can I expect in one month? Even the tabloids and TV infomercials say it takes a minimum of Six Weeks! I did hit some new PBs, but they were more of the, I’ve never tried this before, so it must be a PB!
So, what is the real goal? To get back into IPF competition… Time frame? Next Spring. Will I keep on the program? Of course… it works! In fact, I run in to several other trainers that are trying 5/3/1, and all agree. Good training system, hating on the deload week, but sticking with it. Cuz, it works. If it keeps working, this is gonna get good!
Next Month, the working weights will progress:
Military - 185 -> 195, underestimated this for month one
Dead - 425 -> 440, target numbers came too easy, time for a challenge
Bench - 280 -> 285
Squat - 370 -> 380
Like I said… this is gonna get good!