I have always been a small guy. Always played to my strengths (pun intended) and stayed away form strength activities. always been athletic. SoCal, baord sports, rock climbing, gymnastics, etc. A lot of those activities are oput the door because of my age and the injuries I have accumlated over the years. Lifting a bar seems relatively safe.
So yeah, I do gotta get 'strong all over', but I am fine starting at the bottom. I gotta focus on form, get rid of the extra fat and move to a healthier (stronger) version of myserlf with the cards I have to play with.
I really appreciate the slow approach to strength and I am never gonna be the huge guy and thats fine with me. And even if my 100% is barely 70% to you big guys, it's still 100% for me.
I don;t think you're being an asshole. I agree with you. But what does 'get stronger all around' even mean. I still gotta do compound movements to get there. Should I uses 'straps' on the deadlift because I know my legs and back can handle more if the goal is get stronger all the way around?
I get it 5-3-1 is geared towards guys that are not me, but the philosophy makes sense. If you don;t think it is good for a small guy that isnt from a strength background just tell mne so I don't waste my time using the program.