Prep10 is a 10 week powerlifting peaking program designed for beginners and intermediates. It uses block periodization to take the lifter through a 5 week hypertrophy mesocycle, followed by a 1 week transition mesocycle, a 3 week intensity mesocycle, and a 1 week deload. This program could be used to peak for a meet taking place on week 11 (assuming week 10 is the deload week). [Read more…]
Block Periodization Powerlifting Programs
Block periodization is a programming method that breaks each macrocycle into distinct mesocycles. These mesocycles, or blocks, are oriented to specific goals, such as hypertrophy, strength, and power.
Below you'll find powerlifting and strength training programs that utilize block periodization.
Recommended Block Periodization Training Programs:
- 36 Weeks of Powerlifting Training Blocks - Your Strongest Year
- 17 Week Block Periodization Peaking Program - Brad Arbic
- 14 Week Strength & Peaking Program - Squats & Science
- 8 Week Intermediate Strength Block - Squats & Science
- Candito 6 Week Powerlifting Program
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This is a powerlifting program designed by Empire Barbell that utilizes block periodization. Training is broken into three distinct blocks: intensification #1, volume, and intensification #2. These blocks can be run in order straight through, or can be repeated with some limitations (explained more below). Running each block once would represent 14 weeks of training in total. [Read more…]
Lyle McDonald’s generic bulking routine (GBR) is a 4 day upper/lower split that focuses on building mass. It is a bulking routine for building mass that is designed to be run while on a caloric surplus with a weight gain goal of about 0.5 to 1 pound per week. It can be run for 6 weeks to 8 weeks before a 2 week deload. [Read more…]
Joe Delaney’s Ibiza Shreds program is a 6 day upper/lower split workout routine focused on bodybuilding and hypertrophy. It runs for 3 blocks spread across 10 weeks, each week comprised of two upper body training days, two lower body training days, and two isolation exercise + abs training days. [Read more…]
Joe Delaney’s 5 day full body split is a bodybuilding workout routine focused on aesthetic goals and having fun in the gym. This workout was birthed from Joey D’s personal training experience with different workout splits and represents how he has been training as of January 2020. [Read more…]