A 4 day split workout program is an exercise regimen that targets different muscle groups on different training days. Body parts are “split” into different training days, allowing recovery of those muscle groups while others are being worked in the next training session. Still, the term is somewhat flexible and can be applied to many different types of training. [Read more…]
Powerbuilding Program Spreadsheets
A powerbuilding program blends principles from powerlifting and bodybuilding to achieve significant gains in both strength and muscular hypertrophy. In other words, you'll be strong and look strong. Powerbuilding routines often incorporate both low volume, high intensity powerlifting movements with higher volume accessory movements that support the squat, bench, and deadlift while also achieving aesthetic goals.
Popular Powerbuilding Routines
This 10 week powerbuilding program is modeled off of basic 5/3/1 with inspiration from GZCL and BBB for accessories. On this program you’ll hit a major compound movement(for powerlifters, likely your competition movement plus one additional) for one top set of an AMRAP before moving on to accessory exercises. [Read more…]
This is a spreadsheet derived from Brendan Tietz’s YouTube video on intermediate powerlifting and bodybuilding programming. If you’re a beginner lifter, please see Brendan Tietz Beginner Powerlifting Program. As this blends a significant amount of hypertrophy work with strength development, this could also be considered a powerbuilding program. This program utilizes a blend of percentage programming and RPE. If you’re unfamiliar with RPE, you can learn more about it here: RPE Calculator. [Read more…]
Push Pull Legs (PPL) programs are a popular way to structure bodybuilding, strength training, or powerbuilding style programming. This workout structure, often referred to as a split, allows for recovery from a certain set of movements while still training other movements. For example, by grouping push movements (e.g. overhead press, bench press, dumbbell press, etc.) together in a single training session, it allows for those muscles to recover while [Read more…]
- What is powerbuilding?
- Powerbuilding is a term used to describe training styles that incorporate both higher intensity, lower volume rep ranges (power) with lower intensity, higher volume rep ranges (bodybuilding) .
- Is the powerbuilding training style new?
- No. The term has become increasingly popular within the fitness community since 2013, but the training style is not new.
- How do I know if a powerbuilding program is right for me?
- The best answer is to try one. By actually running a program, you can see what works for you, what does not, and make adjustments from there. You should not run a powerbuilding program if you’re preparing for a powerlifting meet. If you’re lifting to get stronger or add muscle, chances are a powerbuilding program could help you achieve that.
- Can I lose weight while running a powerbuilding program?
- Yes, you can lose weight running any program. Weight loss depends on the number of calories you’re eating vs. the number of calories you’re burning each day. It could, however, limit your strength gains. Click to learn more: Gaining Strength During Weight Loss