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5/3/1 for Powerlifting: Simple and Effective Training for Maximum Strength by Jim Wendler (2011) Paperback Paperback – 2011
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The 5/3/1 program is one of the most popular and widely used training programs today - and this is because it works. Strength, real strength training, has been lost in the world of fitness. We want heavily knurled bars, chalk and garage gyms. We need heavy squats and deadlifts. We go to extremes for the personal record. There are no secrets to getting strong and the 5/3/1 program has brought back the principles that have been lost among the academics and pencil necks.
5/3/1 for Powerlifting brings the program to the next level. This program remains simple and effective but gives you all the information for how to peak for a meet and display your strength on the platform. Even if you don't have plans on competing, this book will show you how to push for new one rep maxes and break through barriers.
The principles presented in this book have stood the test of time - these have been used by some of the world's strongest men in their quest for strength and size. Don't be fooled by parlor tricks and sleight of hand! Put a bar on your back or in your hands and get to work. 128 Pages.
Table of Contents
* A Declaration
* 5/3/1 Training
* 5/3/1 for Powerlifting: An Overview
* Off-Season Training
* Pre-Meet Training
* Meet Preparation Training
* N.O.V. Powerlifting
* Training for the Non-Competitive Powerlifter
* Old Man Winter: Training for Mr. Gray Pubes
* Assistance Work
* To Pause or Not to Pause: The Bench Press
* Using Knee Wraps
* Box Squats vs. Free Squats
* Choosing a Shoe
* Squatting in Gear
* Benching in a Shirt
* Deadlifting in a Suit
* Rich T. Baggins Squat Cycle
* Circa Max Training for the Squat
* Your First Powerlifting Meet
* Hot to Take Steroids
* Meet Checklist
* 100 Questions Answered
Top Customer Reviews
Now, for the negative. I am pretty sure that no one edited this book at all. There are not only basic misspellings rampant throughout the book, but there are also numerous places where random symbols are inserted in the middle of a line. It looks as though it was composed in one format, then copy/pasted into a document in another format, and some kind of translation incompatibility replaced a lot of punctuation with other inappropriate symbols. At times, it actually makes comprehension of a sentence pretty difficult, but generally speaking, it is little more than an annoyance. How much of an annoyance is up to you entirely, but to me it reeks of amateurism.
One of the best things about the program is its flexibility, not only to the daily ups and downs of life but also to different lifters needs. I am 32 years old and fly every week for work, yet I still manage to use the 5/3/1 program for my training (hint: the two days a week method works great).
As an aside, I will suggest a bundle package for anyone buying this book:
1) 5/3/1 - The original
2) 5/3/1 For Powerlifting
3) Starting Strength - Basic Barbell Training by Rippetoe
4) A prowler
5) A spittoon (you'll know why after pushing the prowler and running the big mother hill)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is a great book but if you're new to strength training I would recommend something like 5/3/1 second edition (which I also own) or starting strength, I personally liked 5/3/1... Read morePublished 3 months ago by lucas martini
I really love his no bull$*** attitude and approach to getting stronger. I've heard several criticisms, but really if his program doesn't work for you, you're probably doing it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Met all expectations. Great program. Gained alot of strength and still breaking PRs!!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Easy and simple to understand. One thing I noticed for small guys, is it helped with my hunger for food. Always had trouble eating even after a workout. Read morePublished 6 months ago by daredeviltaco
Jim does a great job breaking down his method. The program provided pretty good gains for me in a short time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eddie Rackley
If you want to get strong and compete, this is how. Every part of the program is explained, tried and true. As the author says, man up, get strongPublished 8 months ago by steve kammerer
A lot of people at the local Crossfit Gym are using the 5/3/1 program. I start my fourth lifting cycle this week and have made great progress. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jeff Knoll