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# What are the 531 percentages?

## What are the 531 percentages?

5/3/1 Cycle

Week 1 Week 2
Set 1 65% x 5 70% x 3
Set 2 75% x 5 80% x 3
Set 3 85% x 5+ 90% x 3+

## What percentage should 5×3 be?

These will usually come accompanied by a percentage prescription. Such as 5×3@85%. This means [after warmup sets] you will complete 5 sets of 3 reps each at 85% of your 1Rep Max. So if your 1RM is 200 lbs.

Does Wendler 531 build Muscle?

Using a strength based programme like Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 has brought modest gains in muscle, but you want to ramp it up. The problem is you don’t have time to increase your exercise volume or gym time length.

### What is the percentages of your 1 rep max that you should be using in a power program?

To improve muscular strength, you should lift a lower number of reps (typically 6–8) at 60–80% of your 1RM; to improve muscular endurance, lift a higher number of reps (12–15) using about 50% of your 1RM.

### What is a 531 program?

The 5/3/1 workout is a powerlifting program designed by powerlifter Jim Wendler. The key concept is to slowly build strength through four barbell weightlifting exercises: the parallel squat, bench press, deadlift, and the shoulder press, also known as overhead press or military press.

What percentage should I use for 5×5?

On the heavy 5×5 day, you’re using 80-85% of your 1RM. This means all of your reps are maximally effective reps. That’s 25 maximally effective reps and that translates to a great muscle-growth day.

#### What percentage is 1RM?

The same program that asked you to do your 3RM and 5RM could alternately have said to do 93% 1RM and 87% 1RM, respectively. Those working weights are exactly the same as you can see in the chart below….1 REP-MAX PERCENTAGES.

REPS %1RM
1 100
2 95
3 93
4 90

#### What percentage is a big but boring?

The general rule of thumb is to use 50-60% of your Training Max for the 5 sets of 10 reps. But this is not set in stone; the whole goal is to get 5 sets of 10 reps. You can choose to do all the sets at one weight or vary the weight on the sets.

Which percentage of your max is best for muscle growth?

Anything between about 5–40 reps per set (between about 40–85% of 1RM) has been shown to be effective to build muscle. More or fewer reps than that and the muscle-building effect per set decreases somewhat. For practical reasons, it is a good rule of thumb to aim for about 8–15 reps per set for muscle growth.

## What is Wendler FSL?

Has anyone tried Wendler’s FSL (first set last) where you drop the weight back to your first work set of the day and do 3×5-8? Example: Bench.