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Bench Press PR - Thanks Jim!


#1

Jim,

Just wanted to give you a quick thank you for the 5/3/1 program and tell you how much it means to me. I have been doing 5/3/1 consistently for around a year and inconsistently for about two years, if that makes sense. At the start of the program I could only bench press around 205 maybe. After really working on my set up, technique, and making all areas of my body strong I hit a 275 PR which was about 40 pounds over my previous PR. I cannot thank you enough for the program and just want to express that. My next goal is 280 and then 315 by January 2016 at the latest.


#2

Thank YOU!

I appreciate this more than you know. Realize this: YOU did the work. YOU had the discipline to be consistent and train.

“…making all ares of my body strong…” - THIS PEOPLE! Not just using weights. This means conditioning, mobility/flexibility, developing discipline and consistency and habits. I can’t stress this enough.