Deathdealer is a strength program influenced by 5/3/1 BBB and Simple Jack’d. Like 5/3/1, it is run in 3 week cycles, has one focus lift (i.e. T1 lift) per training session, and uses training maxes. Having a given number of goal reps for your T2 lift, to be completed in any number of sets, is borrowed from Simple Jack’d.[Read more…]
Linear Periodization & Linear Progression Powerlifting Programs
Linear periodization is a programming method that gradually increases intensity relative to an athlete's one rep max (1RM) while simultaneously reducing volume. It is one of the most common periodization methods used in strength training.
Below you'll find powerlifting and strength training programs that utilize linear periodization (aka linear progression).
Popular Linear Periodization Programs
- Jonnie Candito Linear Periodization Program
- GreySkull LP
- nSuns 5/3/1 LP
- Ivysaur 4-4-8 Beginner Strength Program
- Jim Wendler 5/3/1
If you don't find the program you're looking for, check out the Lift Vault Program Library, which lets you search based on periodization type, program length, and much more.
A full body workout routine is any program that works all of the major muscle groups in each training session. They are effective for building strength, gaining muscle, and losing fat. As such, they are commonly recommended for many beginner lifters, though they are also well suited for intermediate and advanced lifters.[Read more…]
A bench press pyramid is a method of bench press training wherein volume starts high with low intensity and ends low with high intensity. This pyramid shaped change in volume and intensity can occur within a single training session or across multiple training sessions.[Read more…]
The PRIME powerbuilding program is a 4 week training routine designed to increase the one rep max of the squat, bench press, deadlift and overhead press and build muscle mass. It is similar to 5/3/1 in that it follows a 4 week cycle and focuses on one compound lift per training session.[Read more…]
May 2020 Update: Added Simple Jack’d 2x spreadsheet. You should probably run v2.0, as the creator of the program considers it superior to v1.0.
Simple Jack’d is a modified blend of the Bulgarian Method and the Smolov base cycle. It’s essentially a flexible one week volume accumulation block that can be run indefinitely for powerlifting and general strength goals.[Read more…]
This is a 10 week deadlift program designed for building up work capacity during the competitive off-season. It was shared by Alex Bromley (Empire Barbell) on his YouTube channel, where he shared his experience using this style of deadlift training to help prepare for a strongman competition.[Read more…]