Originally Posted by bamazav
I am being encouraged to look at 5/3/1. Any one here run through it? What did you think? What are the pro and cons?
I ran it for a few months before Christmas. Personally i dont think i gave it long enough.
Pros: It is a great way or progressing all the time as you are never really lifting at your max so you should be able to continue progressing without stalling for a long time. (Squatter on here is doing amazing work with it).
Cons: For me was that it is best ran IMO as a 4 day per week routine and I found that (as I was probably going too heavy on the assistance) it was burning me out pretty quick. I prefer 3 days per week. It can be ran 3 days per week though, but you would have to work the assistance stuff smartly.
Also it was a llot of Maths... and as I do maths all day at work, i really didnt want to be doing it in the gym
Honestly it is a great routine, just didnt work out for me.