The Quotable Wendler: On Excuses

Wendler 531 Cover ImageMany experts agree that Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 strength training protocol is both effective and easily implemented. What no one mentions is that it is also filled with excellent/hilarious bits of tough love advice. Check it out:

Most people believe that if they can’t lift four days per week, they can’t get stronger or better. This is what’s known as a “piss poor excuse,” and everyone has one of these.

Buy the book.  It’s $25 bucks well spent, solid training advice plus pearls of wisdom.

Purchase 5/3/1 directly from Wendler (via Amazon)

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