Tried the 5/3/1 workout and I had made tremendous gains.
Took a 10years break from gym, lazy is the reason. Went back to gym 1year plus ago and was hitting a plateau 1 yr into it. On traditional training, 12 reps for 3-5sets etc... Bench press was stuck on 95kg/209lb for the longest period of time. Dead lift was lousy, Squats were messy.
After reading the article and really following the cycle recommended. I was making huge gains within the 2-3 cycle. Now, Iâ??m able to bench 105kg/209lb for 8 reps under 5/3/1* set, deadlift @100kg n squat @85kg (Weak legs, but training hard). To many, itâ??s nothing, but to me, itâ??s a huge gain... So really thumbs up and thank you for the thorough write up on the program. Truly appreciated.
Nowadays, I tend to mix the cycle up. I would do legs n shoulders in a same workout session, Back with Biceps n Chest with Triceps separately and perform the 1000rep challenge workout for arms once a month. Once in a while, I will go for maximum weight load on the supplementary exercises (Leg press @ 200kg, Dumbbell press@25kg, leg extensions etcâ?¦) recommended in the 5/3/1 programs. Please let me know your thoughts on my workout.