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1/15/2015 9:28:06 AM - Tyler M
Hi Jim, what're your thoughts on 531 for beginners for those that aren't quite beginners. I'm not advanced by any means, but I feel i've progressed past the point of a beginner. I love 531 cause it takes my problem of overthinking programs and just gives me what I need to do.

With high frequency squatting so popular nowadays, do you feel that squatting 3x week is beneficial or necessary for practice and technique? Same for benching, pulling multiple times a week seems like it would be a train wreck.

Thanks Jim.

1. I think it's fine - the program can be tweaked for any number of situations/levels.

2. Ah the Squat-a-Day Crue - as fun to see them yell/scream as the No Breakfast/No Problem LaRue's. I have numerous different templates that program specifically to deal with that. I'm not convinced that one needs to squat 80 times a week to get good at it. But if someone wants to do it, I really don't care. I believe people should do whatever the hell they want and if they believe they need to deadlift every other hour, so be it. There are a million different ways to get stronger and I'm only interested in helping others use all the different variations of what I believe in.


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