Five/Three/One - 531 Workouts 4+

Robust 5/3/1 Program Tracker

Strong Pigeon LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 839 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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The latest app for weightlifters doing Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program! Five/Three/One is a focused and intuitive app helping you achieve what really matters: Getting Stronger.

No more bringing a crumbled workout sheet to the gym, no more messing around spreadsheets to update your weights. From calculating your cycles, to telling you what plates to put on the bar, Five/Three/One does it all.

Features include:
- Planning and scheduling your whole 5/3/1 cycle
- Charting your progress
- Rest timer with notifications
- Automatic plating calculation
- Calculating your next cycle based on your performance
- Notes associated with each sets
- Home screen widget showing your your current and upcoming workouts
- Lbs/kg support

Optional paid features:
- Customize which plates you're using and change your barbell's weight
- Customize templates assistance work and define your own exercises
- Beyond 5/3/1 templates and options, from Joker Sets to FSL, Pyramid and much more!

Integrates with Apple Health :
The app saves the workouts you've performed as well as the calories you've burnt in Apple Health.

As weightlifters doing 5/3/1 ourselves, we made the app we wanted after being dissatisfied with what was out there. More than just a glorified spreadsheet, we designed it to be focused on each task at hand. With even more great features in the pipeline, we're stoked to release the app for others to use and can't wait to hear your feedback!

We use it, we love it, and we're sure you will too.

What’s New

Version 2.6.0

- Fix for UI when using Text Scaling
- Added the ability to play a sound when rest is over and the app is open
- Fixed the 2 days/week options

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
839 Ratings

839 Ratings

Old guy in NC ,

Really enjoying this app

Midway through my first cycle, and loving this app already. Great visual UI, easy to configure and laser-focused on 5/3/1 principles. Took me a moment, but I appreciate that it’s structured so that you have to make adjustments each cycle - which makes me think about what I want to do, and allows for an amazing degree of flexibility in programming.

While it is technically free, I purchased all add-ons and think that most users should consider doing so as well. It’s a small price to pay in order to fully take advantage of the app.

Only two suggestions I’d make:

1.) For Boring But Big, allow users to flip the supplemental lifts. In other words, give me the option to do my 5x10 deadlifts after the squat main work sets, rather than only allowing deadlift/deadlift and squat/squat. Per Jim Wendler, this is an allowable modification- and very welcome for an older lifter like me!

2.) Allow the ability to tick off accessory lifts at any time, rather than the current linear flow where you have to complete all lifts of a particular exercise before moving on to the next one. To keep workouts shorter, I’ll often knock out an accessory lift set during the main lift rest periods - but I have to mentally keep track of what I’ve done because the app doesn’t let me check off later sets until all earlier sets have been completed.

Otherwise, I love this app for 5/3/1 tracking and highly recommend it.

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Great app, best way to track 5/3/1. One suggestion though

There are a lot of spreadsheets and apps floating around for tracking a 5/3/1 workout plan, but this one is by far the best. Easy to use, not confusing like many other apps.

Be aware that in order to select custom accessory work (which is basically a must in my opinion) you need to pay a small fee, but that’s a totally fair price to pay on my opinion.

All that said, there’s one feature I’d love to see. I’d love to see a way to track weight in the accessory work so I can easily see how much I lifted last time and track how my accessory lifts progress over time. Right now I just write the weight in the notes, but I’d love a dedicated way to input it, and I’d love a display on the accessory lifts that states how much weight you used last time you did that lift,

DavisSantana ,

Great way to generate alternative workouts

This app is worth it if you are looking for something to quickly generate modifications to workout routines. Its free to start. It costs about 10$ to get the needed add ons for the assistance workouts (which id recommend). The app’s strength is its ability to quickly generate sets and reps based on basic 531 patterns. The interface is easy to use and the timer works well.

The only quirk is that you have to do the sets in order. This makes sense for the program…bit if you are in a crowded gym sometimes its hard to do all in order.

All that said this gets 5 stars because it is a major time saver. Great job by developers.

Fwiw I like this app in combination w strong. Strong allows for more customization but takes a bit longer to program. Admittedly though 531 is stil great here for those workouts as it moves you out of doing the same set/rep range

In-App Purchases

Beyond 5/3/1 Pack
Beyond 5/3/1 Pack
Joker Sets, FSL and more from Beyond 5/3/1
Custom Weight Plates
Custom Weight Plates
Use different plates than the default

App Privacy

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