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Want to Start the 5/3/1 BBB Challenge Next Week


I am looking to start the 5/3/1 bbb challenge. I get the jist of how it works but do I need to buy the 5/3/1 book or something ?? Thanks for reading…


The program is pretty straight forward - as the vast majority of people who have done it will echo the following statement: “Do it as written.” Good luck and EAT.


You don’t have to buy the book. You buy to avoid asking redundant questions and support a guy that came up with a simple, yet effective principal.

It’s a small price to pay.

Do as written.


Could somebody send me a link to the version I’d need to buy? I do have many questions that would be explained by reading, I just want to get on with it. Thanks…


Beyond 5/3/1 has the challenge. Check Amazon or Jim’s site.

The challenge article on this website is very detailed and has enough to get you going, including diet.


I am currently in week 3 of phase 2 and here is my best advice:

1-Do it as written

2-Make sure you are eating and resting enough

3-Do the opposite lift for volume i.e 5/3/1 Squats and 5x10 Deadlifts


5-Stay the course, it gets better