If you have never heard of 5/3/1 and it’s creator Jim Wendler you must have been living in a cave for the past 10 years.
5/3/1 is possibly the most used strength template across the globe and whys that?
- 5/3/1 is simple
- 5/3/1 is flexible
- 5/3/1 WORKS!
5/3/1 was primarily designed as a simple way to gain raw strength but the template is so flexible that it can be used for a multitude of Strength and Physique purposes.
5/3/1 can be used for
- Getting strong and in shape what ever your age, sex, or ability
The basic principles of 5/3/1 are
- Big Compound Movements
- Steady Progress
- Personal Records
The 5/3/1 Manual takes you through the 5/3/1 philosophy and the basics of the program before giving you the big 4 exercises with correct technique advice.
Jim then explains how to go through 5/3/1 properly, how to progress, and what to do if you stall.
Many assistance exercises are also provided with 2,3 and 4 day templates of the 5/3/1 program.
The manual also features FAQ, success stories, percentage charts and a training log.
5/3/1 is now so ubiquitous (and for good reason) that anyone who lifts should have at least read the book, have you?
Other newer books in the series include Beyond 5/3/1 and 5/3/1 for powerlifting