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2 Suns 5/3/1 Linear Progression (5 day)

By Jim Wendler and n_suns.

Experience
Intermediate (2-3 years)
Time
34 minutes/day | 5 days/week | 4 weeks
Good for
Gain Strength, Powerlifting, Build Muscle
Equipment
Barbell, Flat Bench, Chest Press (Bench Press) Machine, Rope Cable Machine, Tricep Press Down Bar (V-Shaped) Attachment, Tricep Rope Attachment, Squat Rack, Leg Extension Machine, Bodyweight, Incline Bench, 2 x Dumbbell
Statistics
Average Cardio Intensity
30%
Average Exertion
70%
Description
Source: liftvault.com

The 2 Suns Linear Progression version of 5/3/1 template is great for beginners because it immediately gets them accustomed to higher training frequency, whereas many novice programs only call for 3x weekly training. The novice trainer is unique in that they are able to rapidly recover from training sessions.

Recommended because:

  • 2x weekly benching
  • 2x weekly squatting (counting the front squat variation)
  • 2x weekly deadlifting (counting the alternate stance variation)
  • Plenty of room to add accessories that address weaknesses

My only recommendation would be to add in some upper back work as an accessory, as the primary lifts programmed here don’t hit it especially hard.

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assistance: chest, arms and back

Barbell Bench Press demonstrationPlay Barbell Bench Press demonstration
9 sets, 8 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 60% of 1RM Set 2: 70% of 1RM Set 3-5: 75% of 1RM Set 6-7: 70% of 1RM Set 8: 65% of 1RM Set 9: 60% of 1RM You can do more reps this set
Time between exercises: 60s
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Standing Barbell Military Press (AKA Overhead Press)
8 sets, 8 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 45% of 1RM Set 2: 55% of 1RM Remaining Sets: 65% of 1RM
Time between exercises: 60s
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Machine Bench Press demonstrationPlay Machine Bench Press demonstration
3 sets, 12 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Barbell Biceps Curl demonstrationPlay Barbell Biceps Curl demonstration
3 sets, 12-15 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Cable Triceps Pressdown demonstrationPlay Cable Triceps Pressdown demonstration
3 sets, 12-15 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Rope Straight Arm Pull Down demonstrationPlay Rope Straight Arm Pull Down demonstration
3 sets, 12-15 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Full Body

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assistance: legs and abs

Barbell Back Squat demonstrationPlay Barbell Back Squat demonstration
9 sets, 5 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 70% of 1RM Set 2: 75% of 1RM Set 3: 85% of 1RM (1+) Set 4: 80% of 1RM Set 5: 75% of 1RM Set 6-7: 70% of 1RM Set 8: 65% of 1RM Set 9: 60% of 1RM
Time between exercises: 60s
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Barbell Sumo Deadlift demonstrationPlay Barbell Sumo Deadlift demonstration
8 sets, 8 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 45% of 1RM Set 2: 55% of 1RM Set 3-8: 65% of 1RM
Time between exercises: 60s
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Leg Extensions demonstrationPlay Leg Extensions demonstration
3 sets, 12-15 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Lying Knee Raise (on floor) demonstrationPlay Lying Knee Raise (on floor) demonstration
3 sets, 12-15 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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assistance: shoulders and chest

Standing Barbell Military Press (AKA Overhead Press) demonstrationPlay Standing Barbell Military Press (AKA Overhead Press) demonstration
9 sets, 5 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 70% of 1RM Set 2: 75% of 1RM Set 3: 85% of 1RM (1+) Set 4: 80% of 1RM Set 5: 75% of 1RM Set 6-7: 70% of 1RM Set 8: 65% of 1RM Set 9: 60% of 1RM
Time between exercises: 60s
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Barbell Incline Bench Press demonstrationPlay Barbell Incline Bench Press demonstration
8 sets, 8 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 35% of 1RM Set 2: 45% of 1RM Remaining Sets: 55% of 1RM
Time between exercises: 60s
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Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press demonstrationPlay Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press demonstration
3 sets, 12 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Incline Dumbbell Press demonstrationPlay Incline Dumbbell Press demonstration
3 sets, 12-15 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Full Body

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assistance: back and abs

Barbell Deadlift demonstrationPlay Barbell Deadlift demonstration
9 sets, 5 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 70% of 1RM Set 2: 75% of 1RM Set 3: 85% of 1RM (1+) Set 4: 80% of 1RM Set 5: 75% of 1RM Set 6-7: 70% of 1RM Set 8: 65% of 1RM Set 9: 60% of 1RM (You can do more reps if you can)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Crossed-Arm Barbell Front Squat demonstrationPlay Crossed-Arm Barbell Front Squat demonstration
8 sets, 8 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 30% of 1RM Set 2: 40% of 1RM Remaining Set: 50% of 1RM
Time between exercises: 60s
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assistance: arms and misc.

Barbell Bench Press demonstrationPlay Barbell Bench Press demonstration
9 sets, 5 reps, (rest 60s)
Set 1: 70% of 1RM Set 2: 75% of 1RM Set 3: 85% of 1RM (1+) Set 4: 80% of 1RM Set 5: 75% of 1RM Set 6-7: 70% of 1RM Set 8: 65% of 1RM
Time between exercises: 60s
Show Alternative Exercises
Standing Dumbbell Biceps Curl demonstrationPlay Standing Dumbbell Biceps Curl demonstration
3 sets, 12-15 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Rope Tricep Extension demonstrationPlay Rope Tricep Extension demonstration
3 sets, 12-15 reps, (rest 60s)
Time between exercises: 60s
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Date Created: 2/10/2020, UTC


Last Updated: 10/1/2021, UTC

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