Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 program has become incredibly popular because it’s simple and it works for a lot of people. If you’re a patient intermediate lifter or a smart advanced lifter and you want to get stronger by making deliberate and steady progress each month then follow this program. (If you are new to powerlifting-style workouts, check out Starting Strength. You’ll progress faster and end up back soon enough here ready to get the most out of 5/3/1.)
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- Get the 5/3/1 book. This calculator does not explain the program or why you might make certain choices. The book explains how to do the exercises properly, how to choose your assistance work, how to progress each month, and what to do if your progress stalls … and Wendler needs your cash for another tattoo.
- Enter your current maximum lift numbers in the form below.
- Click the “Calculate Program” button.
- Print this page.
- Crank some Black Sabbath. Do not underestimate the importance of this step.
- Lift weights.
- Get stronger.
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