Jim Wendler is a strength and conditioning coach with over 20 years of experience. He has coached athletes at all levels, from youth sports to the NFL. Jim started his career as an athlete himself, playing football for the University of Nebraska and then professionally in Canada. Jim’s passion for coaching led him to pursue his education after retiring from pro-sports and now he is passing on what he has learned to others through seminars, workshops, webinars, books (including “5/3/1”), articles online and more! Below are 5 quotes by Jim Wendler that will motivate you:
“The best way to get stronger isn’t necessarily heavier weight, it’s adding more volume.”
“You cannot be strong without being humble. And you can never be happy with what you’ve accomplished if you are ungrateful for where your success came from.”
“If the goal of training is to increase strength and size, then don’t stop when they plateau; keep on going until they surpass their previous records!”
“Just because something works doesn’t mean that it will always work. Don’t just do things blindly! Experiment and find out what really makes a difference in terms of achieving those goals so that you know how to train smarter next time around!”
If I am not succeeding at something, I am not doing it right.”
Jim Wendler inspires you to keep going and never give up. No matter what your training goal is, Jim has a piece of advice for you on how to achieve your goals more efficiently!
Start with the basics because they are essential in any workout routine; don’t be afraid to experiment (and fail!) as that might help you find out what really makes a difference towards success. Always ask yourself if there’s anything that needs changing or tweaking – just because something works doesn’t mean it will always work so don’t blindly follow the same process every time without evaluating why things didn’t go according to plan last time around. Never stop trying until you’ve succeeded at whatever it is you are trying to accomplish.
Slow down and take your time; remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day! When Jim Wendler first started his training he would train for hours at a time which left him with little energy or motivation the next day – not good if you’re looking towards long-term success!
Before starting any workout routine it’s important to know what goal you want to achieve and how much effort will be needed to reach that goal. It doesn’t matter how hard something may seem before hand because anything can be achieved through passion and persistence so never underestimate yourself or an obstacle ahead of you. The only person who has ever stopped Jim Wendler on his journey was himself when he decided enough was enough. You only get one life so don’t waste it regretting what you could have done or where you didn’t try.
Jim Wendler’s workouts are very intense which is why he recommends that beginners start with briefer sessions and work their way up as they feel comfortable. If your goal is to lose weight then Jim suggests starting out by doing intervals of high intensity cardio, such as sprinting for fifteen seconds followed by walking briskly for thirty seconds until you’ve reached the desired amount of time; when your fitness level increases, increase the length at which these intervals take place. It’s important not to overexert yourself because if your body can no longer keep up due to exhaustion then this will only hinder progress – therefore always listen to how much stress your body can handle.
“Focus on the basics and perfect them before moving onto more complex moves.”
Jim Wendler is a huge believer in training your weaknesses, so take time to focus on these areas during every workout session; this will result in building up those muscles until they are strong enough that you no longer need to add weight or reps each time you exercise – it’s also important not to neglect the other parts of your body because if one part becomes overdeveloped then there may be an imbalance between muscle groups which could lead to injury. Jim has two main theories when it comes to strength gains: Either workouts should include four sets of eight repetitions with higher intensity weights at lower volumes, or three sets of ten with lighter weights but higher volumes.
The former is better for strength and size, while the latter enhances muscular endurance. Jim recommends you try both approaches to see which one works best for your body type and goals – then tailor your workouts accordingly.
First quoted person: “I believe in training the muscles that need it most.”-Jim Wendler
Second quoted person: “When I talk about a muscle being weak I mean it doesn’t seem to respond as well to weight or intensity stress” – Jim Wendler
Third quoted person: “If you’re not getting stronger on a particular movement over two weeks consider increasing either volume (+exercises) or difficulty (-resistance). If neither of those are possible then change the exercise.”-Jim Wendler
Fourth quoted person: “Don’t be afraid to increase the weight, but don’t start too high. The key is progression.”-Jim Wendler
Fifth quoted person: Jim Wendler on Assistance Exercises for Chest and Arms “Assistance exercises are those that will help your weak areas grow or give you more of a pump in your stronger ones. You should train each muscle at least twice per week with one upper body exercise and one lower body exercise.” -Jim Wendler
Sixth quote by Jim Wendler: “You must learn what it feels like to push yourself as hard as humanly possible without any regard for the consequences!”- Jim Wendlander
Seventh Quote by Jim wendlar: “Every day, go in with the expectation that you’re going to exceed your previous bests. If on any given workout, you don’t set a new PR or get closer than ever before, then I can guarantee that it’s because there was something else more important happening.”- Jim Wendler
Eighth Quote by Jim wendlar: “The weight is just an excuse for us not being willing to put out the effort necessary!” -Jim Wendler
Ninth Quoted Person by Jim Wendlar: “If you want to be big and strong as possible without drugs, train like this,” says Jim. The key is progression.”-Jim Wendler
Tenth quoted person by Jim Wender: Ideally we’ll squat twice a week, press once on the upper body and deadlift once. – Jim Wendler
Jim Wendler is a strength and conditioning coach with over 20 years of experience. He has coached athletes at all levels, from youth sports to the NFL. Jim started his career as an athlete himself, playing football for the University of Nebraska and then professionally in Canada. His passion for coaching led him to pursue his education after retiring from pro-sports and now he is passing on what he has learned through seminars, workshops, webinars, books (including “5/3/1”), articles online and more! Below are 5 quotes by Jim Wendler that will motivate you: “Expect nothing; live frugally on surprise” “You can’t out train a bad diet” “