Not to discredit wendler, because 5/3/1 is a fantastic program, but it is far from the be all end all of training that everyone must try. Its certainly a great starting place no matter what your goals in the gym(alot of would-be bodybuilders often forget how helpful beneficial a base of pure strength is, even in their sport), and truly could be the only program you ever need, depending on your goals.
That said, it is definitely a “pure strength” program. Great for powerlifters, football players, etc. Basically anywhere your strength and you will certainly see both sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar hypertrophy, though the focus is myofibrillar hypertrophy and CNS efficiency. [/quote]
I hope you’re not implying that I believe it’s the end all be all just because I asked Chris if he did it. I was merely asking Chris, because he seems very open to trying a wide variety of systems. I was simply curious if 5/3/1 ever entered into his repertoire. I would not be surprised if he’s used it; however, I wasn’t surprised that he hasn’t.
I disagree that it is a “pure strength” program. It’s merely a template for how to perform your 4 core lifts for the week. Whatever you do after that point can be geared towards any goal you have in mind, whether it is pure strength, speed, fat loss, etc…It’s hard to find a training goal for which 5/3/1 would hurt your performance.