Hey all, just wanted to drop in here and leave a thank you to Jim for the knowledge he has put into the 5/3/1 program. I have been following it since last August (2017) and never have I had results like I have with his programming. My initial 1rm were as follows
Using the templates from the beyond book and ideas I found through the forums and blog posts have gotten me to these numbers as of last week
Yes these are the new estimated 1rm as I don’t test max strength that often but back in January I did a max effort week and my numbers were on par with what the estimates were. The program is so easy there’s no thinking. I’m 39 years old and work shift work 6-7 days a week with 3 kids who all have things going on. I’m in and getting work done before the average guy at my gym is done warming up. There’s been a few times where things weren’t going well for a few days, I was able to adjust the program on the fly to accommodate. Take a week off for Vaca? No problem just see where I was last week and repeat the cycle to ease back into it. I’m watching guys struggle at the same weights for the last 6 months and I’m slowing inching past them . I actually had a bigger bodybuilding bro come up to me the other day and tell me I’m looking good . He’s noticed the work . This all done with a simple effective program . Combined with just stuffing my face with decent food I’ve never been stronger . I’m now considering entering a meet sometime in the future. And I made my daughters last date nervous at the door when I met him. Life is good and it’s thanks to Jim and all the knowledge he shares with us.
So I just wanted to leave a thank you post here and let you know I love the program.
Have a great day all