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Jim Wendler

Creator and author of 5/3/1
Jim Wendler is the creator and author of the famous 5/3/1 training methodology. He is a three-time letter winner at the University of Arizona (football) and has squatted 1000 pounds in competition. Authored books: 5/3/1 Forever by Jim Wendler The latest in the 5/3/1 series, 5/3/1 Forever collects all of Jim’s thinking on 5/3/1 with the latest training methods (e.g. anchors and leaders) and over 50 different 5/3/1 training templates. Beyond 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler This represents a major step forward in Jim’s training philosophy, introducing concepts like First Set Last (FSL) and Joker sets that have become 5/3/1 staples. To understand how 5/3/1 can work best for you, putting in a little reading work goes a long way. 5/3/1 for Powerlifting by Jim Wendler If you're looking for a powerlifting specific interpretation of powerlifting for 5/3/1, this book is for you.

Major Achievements

  • Played football at the University of Arizona and three-time letter winner
  • Squatted 1,000 pounds in competition
  • Elite lifter with a 2,375 pound total
  • Coached high school athletes, collegial athletes, and general populations
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