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MCarey private msg quote post Address this user
Thought I would start this thread to develop my knowledge on the program but also so others can grasp it.

Can u guys explain it as simple as possible?

Can I fit it into 3 days a week?

What can I expect to gain from it?

Is it ideal for a cut?

All info is appreciated as not only am I learning but I can use this to better my understanding to pass it on to others!
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NorIda private msg quote post Address this user
Dude. Do your own research. We're here to help you, not to hold your hand and give everything to you.

Search for 5/3/1 logs

Watch some videos

Do something. We can't spoon feed you everything.

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Can u guys explain it as simple as possible?



Pick shit up, and set it down

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Can I fit it into 3 days a week?


You can make it fit in one day. is that ideal? no. Make it work

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What can I expect to gain from it?

Gainz in muscle and strength

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Is it ideal for a cut?

Nothing is ever Ideal
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google 5/3/1 pdf, read it and enjoy
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Originally Posted by MCarey
Thought I would start this thread to develop my knowledge on the program but also so others can grasp it.

Can u guys explain it as simple as possible?

Can I fit it into 3 days a week?

What can I expect to gain from it?

Is it ideal for a cut?

All info is appreciated as not only am I learning but I can use this to better my understanding to pass it on to others!


After what @NorIda wrote, it's hard to add to that.

It's really not that complicated. This is a great intro to the program --- http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength


In a nutshell, it's very important to start lighter than you think you need to and progress slowly. Otherwise you will literally hit a wall sooner than you would like and that gets pretty frustrating.

You can fit it into two days a week.

Read some 5-3-1 logs and see.

"Nothing is ever ideal." What a quote. You can't argue with that.
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MCarey private msg quote post Address this user
@BaiTu thanks alot
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mikew private msg quote post Address this user
1. Read the eBook

2. Follow the advice to start using an HONEST 90% of your 1RM for the calculations.

3. http://www.strstd.com/

531 is not the best for a cut, especially if you're looking to increase your 1RM.
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Thinking of using it for its simplicity, slotting it into 3 days as its ideal for time of year due to peak time for football.

@mikew you any other program's that would help along with a cut?
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It's tough to make strength gains on a cut no matter what program you're on.

I'm cutting with PHD4 which is like a cross between PHAT and 5/3/1. But it's a 4-5 day a week program. I'm glad I started with the pure 5/3/1 because it helped me understand how much stress my body can take before it implodes. Lol. This makes PHD4 much easier to handle because I now know how to calibrate the workouts to push myself but avoid injury.

That's just my experience though... average person could probably run 5/3/1 without overdoing it. I often felt like Bart in the Lisa experiment "Is my brother smarter than a hamster?" The answer to that question my case is a resounding "no."
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Devil82 private msg quote post Address this user
@mikew you said 5/3/1 isn't great when doing cut but you use PHD4 instead? isn't it higher in volume? thus even more taxing on a cut? asking because I'm cutting and stuck on 5x5SL, looking into something new
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