The differences between the 9 week and 12 week peaking cycles can be seen below: [Read more…]
Powerlifting Bench Press Program Spreadsheets
Powerlifting programs specific to the bench press are a great way to make gains. By training the paused bench press, spoto press, close grip bench press, dumbbell accessories, and more - these bench press routines will have you adding weight onto the bar in no time.
Popular Bench Press Routines:
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. Rep schemes for each program are included below the spreadsheets.
12 and 14 Week Peaking Program Spreadsheets
Here are the set, 1RM %, and rep schemes of the two programs if you’d like to compare:
Ed Coan 12 Week Peaking Program Rep Scheme
Ed Coan 14 Week Peaking Program Rep Scheme
Update: Spreadsheet now rounds weights to the nearest 5 (lb) or 2.5 (kg).
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…]