This 14 week peaking powerlifting program is similar to many other old school peaking programs on Lift Vault: 1x weekly session per lift, descending reps, increase intensity and a 5-10% 1 rep max increase at the end of the cycle. [Read more…]
Lift Specific Program Spreadsheets
Looking to hone in on a specific lift or movement? Check out these programs to take your squat, deadlift, bench (and more!) to the next level.
Specific lift programs:
- Squat-only program spreadsheets
- Bench press-only program spreadsheets
- Deadlift-only program spreadsheets
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…]
Developed by Fred Hatfield (aka Dr. Squat), this 9 week peaking program is based on two workouts per week: one heavy, one light. The 1RM increase is 10%, making it an ambitious peaking program, although it does allow for a deload period half way through the program for recovery. [Read more…]
This is truly a no-frills 11 week peaking program for the deadlift. Since it does not program in any accessory work, it will be up to the individual lifter to program in accessories to compensate for their individual weaknesses.
- Deadlift 1x weekly, 11 weeks
- Rep range declines from 10 to 1
- % of 1RM increases from 63% to 110%
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