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Fat Bar Training and 5/3/1


Hey guys. I just started my first ever cycle of 5/3/1. I'm very excited and am really enjoying the simple, progressive nature of the few sessions I've gone through so far.

What are your thoughts on using a Fat Bar (FatGripz) for the Press and the Bench in the program? Would training these main movements with FatGripz help improve these 2 big lifts? Or should this type of equipment be limited to assistance work?

- Colby


This is actually discussed in the book. Use it for supplemental work and assistance work. A great tool.


Gotcha. I ordered the 2nd edition a few days ago and it is currently shipping. Thanks for the reply! I’ll check out that section whenever it comes in.