What Is 5 3 1 For Powerlifters?
5-3-1 is a method of training that follows the principles of linear progression and increasing specificity. In powerlifting, you are judged by a single rep lift for the squat, bench, and deadlift. This method of training attempts to prepare you for a 1RM lift on the squat, bench, and deadlift. Although this is a great beginning structure to follow, for the most optimal strength gains, it is best to follow an individualized powerlifting program written out for you by a competent powerlifting coach.