Last 5/3/1 for awhile.
But first let us enjoy a moment of silence and reflect upon all the moments of happiness and intense muscular stiffness that the 5/3/1 style of training has bequeathed me.
It got me back into proper strength training, something I hadn’t done for at least 15 years.
It taught me the importance of sticking to the basics.
It has made me stronger then I have ever been.
It’s a great way for 102 year olds like me to train.
It’s infinitely adaptable.
My technique on the Big Four exercises is better then ever.
I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been, and not all of it is fat.
I will be doing it again once I’m done with this competition.
If we were going to bid adieu to 5/3/1 it should, I feel, be done in fine style. A squat session with Project Goliath should do the trick.
By the Gods that boy is strong. I was doing back squats down to parallel-ish and he was doing front squats to the floor. We started really light and worked up the weights, first doing sets of 5, then 3 and finally 1.
I finally got up to 2 reps (because the 1st felt so damn good) with 180kg and Emil kept going to a 225kg front squat – only just missing out on a 240kg rep.
A great way to send off the almighty 5/3/1. I’ll be back soon, I promise.