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Wendler 531 for crossfit [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

May 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Wendler 531 for crossfit

As crossfit does not utilise the squat, deadlift, bench press and overhead press to a great extent and dynamic lifts like the snatch, push press and clean and jerk are utilised more, I personally think there are more specific programs out there to achieve your goals in crossfit. That being said, if you experience lack of strength ona constant basis to be on the competitive level yu want to be, 531 can bump your strength levels up considerably with adding another half an hour to your session. 

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Wendler 531 for mass [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

Wendler 531 for mass

531 works for mass while developing strength at the same time if combined with the boring but big challenge. In itself it is a rep scheme optimised for strength gains in increments with muscle gains as a sideshow. So if you want to get on the sage and become the next Ronnie Coleman, maybe opt for something different in the gym. If you wonder why I picked that picture, think anbout lost in translation, context and the importance of these for understanding each other. 

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Wendler 531 for MMA [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Wendler for MMA

Tamke a long story short, if you have half an hour extra a day to train, need strength to punch harder, and can squat about 1.25 your own bodyweight, Wendler 531 is a very good and time effective all around program for MMA fighters.

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Wendler 531 for athletes [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Wendler 531 for athletes

The Jim Wendler lifting program is in my personal opinion a very time effective way of building general strength on multiple levels for athletes with more than six months time to do so. For quick, agressive gains other lifting programs are more effective. Beginners / amateur athletes might consider a beginner lifting program before hopping into intermediate territory with 531.

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Wendler 531 for beginners [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Wendler for beginners ?

Probably Stronglifts 5x5 and Starting Strength yare more valid choices for beginners than Wendlefr 531 based on my personal reference and what I could gather in the ever expanding universe of crap AKA the internet. Hope you enjoy the detailed reasoning below.

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Wendler 531: Should you train to failure ? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Wendler training to failure

I would generally not recommend it. If you have gotten your priorities right you will have picked the wendler program to develop strength mainly and muscle secondly. Training to failure increases risk of injury and emphasizes muscle building. If you train to failure in Wendler you most likely should brush up on your knowledge about the program or pick a different, more agressive program to reach your goals. 

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Wendler 531 vs Stronglifts 5x5 [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Wendler 531 vs Stronglifts 5x5

Both programs do waht they say on the tin. After running eah of them for a considerable time I can attest this. If you are a beginner go with 5x5. Intermediates who are training for the pitch rather than the lifting platform will find a good companion in 531, once the initial understanding of running the numbers for this program is established. 

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German Volume Training vs. Jim Wendler 5/3/1 [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 26, 2016 6:13:17 AM

German Volume Training vs. Jim Wendler 5/3/1

 In a nutshell i personally think that 531 is a good option for intermediate lifters who are interested in developiong general strength for sports while 10x10 is a good program for hypertrophy and muscle gains. Both programs are not recommended for complete beginners in my point of view as they work with percentages from one repetition maximums which are changing to frequently for beginners to really make aplan around them. 

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How to reset Jim Wendler 531 when you stall [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Feb 13, 2016 6:03:23 AM

How to reset Jim Wendler 531 when you stall

This is my take on how to reset and adjust on Jim Wendler. When you see the symptoms of a stall, act. When you act decide whether you want to be general or specific in your approach. You have to be general if you no clear goal and plan. You should be specific in the adjustment if you have the data and knowledge to see the the big picture and take the correct conclusions from it.

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How to increase your bench press [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

How to increase your bench press

Basic formula is life a healthy life style, bench press, have a goal, have a plan, use incremental overload, stick to the plan and do not injure yourself. Keep doing this for a couple of months or even years and then you will have increased your bench press. Good things are always simple and a bit more detail follows for the interested.

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