Not related to the actual lifting part of 5/3/1, but over the last month or so, I’ve been perusing YouTube just watching lifting videos, as per the usual.
My title is somewhat clickbait. I am not personally getting hate for doing 5/3/1, but I’ve noticed that in the videos I watch on 5/3/1, it’s been about a 50/50 split in terms of positive reviews and negative reviews. I won’t name names because I still enjoy watching the people who don’t enjoy/use/approve of 5/3/1, but this is my question for you guys:
Why do some people hate 5/3/1? What is so bad about it? I’ve been doing it for almost 3 months now and I’m already miles ahead of my old PRs. The only somewhat viable complaint I’ve heard about 5/3/1 is that there isn’t enough volume (which is easily remedied by adding assistance work however you feel you need to).
A lot of what I’ve been seeing is offhand remarks like, “as long as you aren’t doing Texas Method or 5/3/1, we’re good,” or “Lead us not into 5/3/1, and deliver us from evil. Amen.” I can’t really tell if these guys are being serious, or if 5/3/1 is to the weight lifting world what Coldplay and Nickelback are to the music world (not a Coldplay or Nickelback fan, but there’s nothing wrong with them).
I feel like I’m missing something. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but it’s working so well for me, I can’t really imagine that it doesn’t work for everyone as long as their diet is right. Thanks guys