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Boost your pressing power!

At one point in his powerlifting career Jim Wendler, creator of the powerlifting protocol known as 5/3/1, struggled to increase the weight he was pressing overhead. Tired of mediocre training sessions he worked hard to improve his pressing power. “There’s something incredibly primal about the press,” says Wendler. “I fell in ...

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Boost your power and strength with 5/3/1

Former powerlifter and American football player Jim Wendler created the 5/3/1 method after he felt all burned out from competitive powerlifting.

Former powerlifter and American football player Jim Wendler created the 5/3/1 method after he felt all burned out from competitive powerlifting. In his own words he described his situation: “I was fat and out of shape. And even though I’d recently squatted 1000 pounds, I really wasn’t strong. I couldn’t ...

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Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1

I have been following a program to build strength for the past 3 weeks with interesting results. I have increased my poundages with 10 kilograms on all the major compound moves – the overhead press, deadlift, squat and the bench press. The thing I love the most of this program, ...

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