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BendtheBar 11-10-2012 12:36 AM

Paul Wren 5x3
 
Paul Wrenn Basic 5x3 Routine:

1.) Take a weight you can do 5 sets of 3 repetitions with. This does not include warmup sets.

2.) Build up over time to 5 sets of 5 with it.

3.) Once you can successfully complete 5x5 with this poundage, add to the weight and go back to 5 sets of 3 repetitions.

The first workout you do 5 sets of 3 reps. The next workout you try to add some repetitions. You might not do the same number of reps for each of the five sets, perhaps 3 or 4 for some sets. Stay with the same weight until you can make 5 good reps for all 5 sets, then add weight . . . and repeat the process.

BendtheBar 11-10-2012 12:17 PM

Bumping this for anyone who may need a break from 531 and want to try something a little more challenging on a week to week basis.

elijah 11-10-2012 01:20 PM

I actually am really intrigued by the simplicity of this. Has progression which is really all takes for any routine to work, right? Obviously besides effort...

BendtheBar 11-10-2012 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elijah (Post 291316)
I actually am really intrigued by the simplicity of this. Has progression which is really all takes for any routine to work, right? Obviously besides effort...

One rep at a time will get you anywhere you want to go.

I always tell guys to find a progression scheme that appeals to them, and just try to improve by at least one rep per workout. That's how I've always done it.


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