Hi. I’m not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes. I was doing bench day for 5-3-1, and it was a “3+” day. As I am doing my warm up reps, another trainer guy comes up to me (for the record, he definitely lifts; I’ve seen him).
He says, “how may reps/sets are you doing, man?”. I told him it was 3+ day and I am doing 5-3-1. He looked puzzled. I thought he didn’t hear me because there was some techno beat music playing really loud that the other trainer guy (the one who ordered me to rack my squat) was playing. So I said, “I’m doing Wendler 5-3-1, it’s a method sort of like another method such as 5x5, Starting Strength, etc.”.
Trainer guy still looked puzzled and he responded, “yeah, there are a lot of different methods out there. I don’t know them all.”
Just curious what people’s reaction to this is. I realize there are a lot of methods, but if you’re a fitness professional, I think you should have at least heard of 5-3-1. I could see if I was telling my grandmother and she had no clue, but trainer guy should have at least heard about it.