Developed by Dr. Layne Norton, PH3 (named after power, hypertrophy, and the “big three” lifts that make up the foundation of the program) is for advanced lifters (Wilks > 350) that cycles through accumulation, transition, intensity, and tapering weeks to accumulate fatigue, spark overcompensation, and build muscle.
Deadlift 2 Days per Week - Powerlifting Programs
These are deadlift programs that call for the athlete to deadlift 2 days per week. Some are deadlift-only programs, while others program all lifting movements.
To search through all programs based on lots of different criteria, check out the Lift Vault Program Library.
9/16/19 Update: Standardized the rounding input options so they’re less prone to input error.
9/14/19 Update: Fixed a whole bunch of errors on the spreadsheet. It works as expected now. 🙂 If you happen to see anything else, please let me know on the feedback form. Thanks to the person who used the form to let me know!
Update: A new spreadsheet for this program is now available. It tracks 12 weeks at a time, progresses weight per workout automatically, and is easier to customize. It is linked below.
Push, Pull, Legs (PPL) routines offer a great template for achieving strength and physique goals while remaining flexible enough for the lifter’s preferences.
This flexibility can be a hindrance to less experienced lifters, who like the sound of a templated PPL routine but don’t know how to make one for themselves.
This issue has been resolved. Enter: /u/metallicadpa’s 6 day PPL program aka the Reddit PPL.
The PHAT (Power Hypertrophy Adaptive Training) workout routine is a 5 day powerbuilding program for athletes seeking strength and hypertrophy development.
Developed by Dr. Layne Norton, the PHAT workout routine blends power and hypertrophy work, making it ideal for bodybuilders looking to gain size and lifters that want to look aesthetic without being weak.
While men and women’s bodies respond in very similar ways to weight training (provided in the spreadsheet), the New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe, and Alwyn Cosgrove also provides nutrition advice and descriptions of the exercises, which may be useful for novice lifters or those looking to refamiliarize themselves with the movements. [Read more…]
Popularized by Jason Blaha, Ice Cream Fitness is a solid novice strength program that incorporates more accessory work than similar programs (e.g. Starting Strength, Strong Lifts) helping the user get stronger and add size. [Read more…]
One of the most popular novice lifting programs, Starting Strength is a textbook (literally) strength program for beginner lifters to rapidly develop proficiency with basic compound movements and get stronger.