Weightrainer.net published these two peaking programs: one designed especially for the bench press (#1) and another program (#2) for squat, bench, or deadlift.
The two programs are pretty similar, but here are some key differences: [Read more…]
Programs specific to the bench press are a great way to make gains. By training the paused bench, spoto press, close grip bench, dumbbell accessories, and more - these spreadsheets will have you adding weight onto the bar in no time.
Popular bench press programs:
Dan Alexander’s Powerlifting Peaking Program is designed to improve the 1RM of the squat, bench, and deadlift by 5%. Spread across the three lifts, this can result in a sizeable boost to a lifter’s total on the competition platform.
Scott Warman’s 10 week bench press peaking program is a bit different than many bench peaking programs in that it focuses on improving the 2RM by 10 lbs. 1RM improvements are saved for meet day. [Read more…]
The Original Matrix and Modified Matrix bench programs were designed by Ken Lain to help peak his bench press.
While both versions calls for a heavy and light bench day, the original version is much more aggressive in its programming, especially on heavy days.
For this reason, most athletes are recommended to start with the “modified matrix” version. [Read more…]
Ed Coan, arguably the GOAT of powerlifting, has a few popular programs floating around, including the Coan Phillipi Deadlift Routine. Here are two popular powerlifting programs in 12 and 14 week versions.
Here are the set, 1RM %, and rep schemes of the two programs if you’d like to compare: [Read more…]
This 6 week program is designed to help peak the bench press, squat, or deadlift. It is based on training twice each week: once heavy, once light. After 6 weeks, it aims to increase your 1 rep max by 5%.
Written by John Robbins and published by Dennis B. Beis in an early 1990’s issue of Natural Bodybuilding, the 6 week power bench press program is a peaking program designed to end the 6 week cycle with a new 1 rep max. [Read more…]