Just a quick thanks to Jim for the 5/3/1 program(s). Began the basic 5/3/1 in January and liked the simpleness and quantifiable results in strength and muscle gains. Having those weights slowly increase through each round was awesome.
I went to BBB for two months with similar results; slowly increasing all my PRs except my press. It hit a wall and I missed my singles a couple of times, but no big deal.
I'm just now finishing the third week of hard gainer and it has blown the others out of the water. When I first looked at it, I was wondering where are the PRs? That's the point right?! But whatever, I'd give it a shot and then run a BBB and see if my PRs went up or at least held steady.
I followed the program to a tee with a calf day thrown in each week because they always have sucked. Long story short, today was my week 3 press day and after feeling good on the first two sets, bumped up the last one to my old 90% PR and ripped through 5 like nothing! Boom! And still finished the 10 sets afterward.
So thanks Jim for another great program. I'll be sticking with this one for a while.
Oh yeah, the complaints.
1. With every new and improved program, you keep messing up my log book
2. F that week 3 widowmaker set.
For anyone who is wondering about the hard gainer, just try it...it's three weeks. It helped me crush through a sticking point.