Let's get something constructive going here... I don't know how many believers in heavy barbell training post here, but I am firmly convinced of it's benefits. Any of you guys run a 5/3/1 program for your strength training? In it's essence, 5/3/1 is a 3, 2 or 4 day powerlifting split done in a 3 week cycle. Week 3 is 100% for one set of 5 reps, Week 2 is 90% at 3 sets, Week 1 is 80% at 5 sets of 5. I just finished rehabbing an injury and am running starting strength 3x5 right now to get a base back (6 weeks left.) but I plan on starting with a 3 day 5/3/1 split over the summer. I'll post my plan later on. That said, my question/discussion is two fold. Have any of you guys used a program like this to help develop strength? What did you think? I know there are a few here who lift heavy in addition to Taekwondo. For athletes, do you use a program like this? Only on season? only off season? all the time? Coaches, do you recommend heavy lifting to your athletes? on/off season? all the time?