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Where to Start with 5/3/1?


#1

After reading lots of articles I like the look of 5/3/1 and would like to give it a go later this year. My current best lifts are 100kg 1RM and 80x6 for deadlift, 70x5 squat (not sure if I could do this now), 55x8 bench and 30x6 press.

My question is what variation of 5/3/1 should I start with? There's so many different ones that I don't know which is best, I will probably buy one of the books once I know which to get. I'd mainly like to increase my strength but I definitely wouldn't mind any size gains too.
Thank you in advance for any help.


#2

If you e got a training base, start with the original program and the Triumvirate. By far the simplest way to start.


#3

Thank you for your reply Jim, I'll give it a go and buy the original book.


#4

do you recommend doing the triumvirate like originally written or with 5s PRO (and 531)? ((i meant 5x5 fsl sorry ))


#5

No supplemental work at all - just main lift, PR set and assistance work.


#6

thank you :slight_smile: !!!!!!!