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At the Risk of Sounding like a Complete NOOB


#1

Can someone please explain to me what 5/3/1 refers to?


#2

Read this..

http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength


#3

And it is fucking awesome.


#4

X2!


#5

I follow Heavy Duty, myself and have had unbelievable strength gains with it. But I'm always open to new stuff.


#6

It is quite interesting, and there are some similarities between it and Heavy Duty, from what I can tell.


#7

Has anyone brought their deadlift up over 7 or 8 using this program?


#8

Any thoughts on 5/3/1 vs 5x5 (as being a more effective way to build the core lifts)?

Taking the first week of 5/3/1 for example... it says do the sets 65, 75, 85%. The 5x5 seems pretty similar except it adds two more 85% sets of 5 vs burning out with a few more reps on the first 85% set?