Jim Wendler is the creator and author of the 5/3/1 Training Program. This program has been used by millions of athletes and lifters of all ages and abilities. Jim played football and graduated from the University of Arizona where he was a three-time letter winner. He went on to squat 1000 pounds in competition and is an accomplished Elite Lifter with a 2,375 pound total. He has coached high school athletes, collegiate athletes, trained general populations and spoken globally on the topics of strength training, conditioning, fat-loss, performance and program design. However, his greatest success is his ability to simplify the complexities of strength training into program variations so that anyone can apply them and achieve their goals.
0-10 – How Jim found the barbell and strength training
11-20 – Battling Grave Disease
21-30 – Training at Westside Barbell w/ Dave Tate
31-40 – Equipment vs. Raw powerlifting and reshaping the sport of powerlifting
41 -50 – Totaling elite in his first powerlifting meet
51 -60 – Creating the 5/3/1 strength training system
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