Most Recent Questions Search Q & A TrainingProgramsBodybuildingRehabilitationStrongmanPowerliftingSquat - DeadliftBench PressNovice PowerliftingPowerlifting GearSports TrainingFootballOlympic SportsNutritionWeight GainFat LossPerformanceSupplementsCommentsIron BrothersBusiness DiscussionSick of your Gym!Products and ReviewsQuotes
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.

* Tons of articles and T-shirts at

* 531 for Powerlifting: Simple and Effective Training for Maximal Strength

* Jim Wendler - Facebook

Click here for The 5-3-1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength

Always something 20 years old being passed off as new,
Jim Wendler

Email This Question To A Friend

Now it's easier than ever to share, Click Here to email this Question to a friend.

Link To This Question

We are not
1998-2013 EliteFTS, INC. 138 Maple Street, London, Ohio 43140. All Rights Reserved