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Blood & Chalk Vol 5 — Jim Wendler Talks Big Weights


TM:
I've been training using the 5-3-1 Method for a while now and it's working out well, especially with squats and overhead presses. However, my bench has stalled, big time. 

I've seen you recommend just doing the prescribed reps, rather than as many as possible. Would this be a good time to do that for my bench, but continue with the standard method for the other lifts?

TM: I'm a chick who loves powerlifting. I weigh 125 and want to know what my big three numbers should be before I consider entering my first meet?

TM: You often address what you consider to be the best assistance lifts. That said, one of my biggest problems with the book you wrote is your whole "the choice of assistance lifts doesn't matter" philosophy.

I was under the impression that certain assistance lifts are more useful than others in certain instances, like overcoming specific weak points.

Can you give some quick and dirty tips on when it's more appropriate to use one assistance lift over another?

TM: Jim, you talk a lot about hill sprinting. I have a big mother near my house and I did 20 sprints up and nearly lost my lunch. Care to elaborate more on hill sprinting?

TM: I love trap bar deads and I'm pleased to know you've given them  your seal of approval. My only problem is I feel them a lot in my quads, which is concerning as I'm already a quad-dominant lifter. Suggestions?

TM: I'm new to powerlifting and have my first meet scheduled in eight weeks. I'm following your advice and won't be adjusting my training one bit from 5/3/1, but everyone I talk to suggests I taper my training in some manner. It's really confusing, cause I have a hard enough time tapering my steroid cycles; now I have to taper my training, too? What do you suggest?


Got a question for Jim? Too bad, he doesn't give a shit. Regardless, post them after this article and I'll see if I can bribe him with some meat-flavored candy.



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Jim Wendler Talks Big Weights
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Jim Wendler Talks Big Weights