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…]
Powerlifting Program Spreadsheets
A powerlifting program is designed to improve an athlete's one rep max in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. The mark of a successful routine is an improvement in the athlete's powerlifting total.
Whether you're looking for a beginner program, intermediate program, or a peaking program, you'll find a great powerlifting routine to get stronger. All spreadsheets are mobile friendly and powered by Google Sheets (better than PDF) - and no website has more free programs than Lift Vault!
Best Powerlifting Programs:
- 5 nSuns Program Spreadsheets
- 12 GZCL Program Spreadsheets
- Sheiko Spreadsheet Collection
- Jim Wendler 5/3/1 Spreadsheets
- Greg Nuckols 28 Program Spreadsheets
- Calgary Barbell Program Spreadsheets
Sheikburn combines Hepburn Method style sets and rep structure (progressively adding more reps to the same weight OR adding more sets to the same rep range) Sheiko style periodization (alternating heavy days and light days).
Here are three different versions of the Drop Bear program: junior (beginner), intermediate, and senior (advanced). The beginner version is a 12 week powerlifting program, the intermediate version is a 13 week powerlifting program, and the advanced version is a 19 week powerlifting program. The intermediate program could be used to peak for a powerlifting competition. [Read more…]
Wave loading is a loading progression where the volume and intensity of a lift changes rapidly from set to set, rising and falling and rising and falling. This is designed to help stimulate strength adaptation more rapidly, increase an athlete’s explosiveness, and grow work capacity. [Read more…]
- What is a powerlifting program?
- A powerlifting program is any program designed to improve the performance of an athlete in the squat, bench press, and deadlift.
- How long do powerlifting programs last?
- Powerlifting programs typically last between 4 and 16 weeks.
- Can beginners do powerlifting?
- Absolutely. Anyone that can safely perform the squat, bench press, and deadlift can use a powerlifting program. There are no special qualifications. Plus, running a powerlifting program can actually help you improve coordination and motor recruitment.
- What are the different kinds of powerlifting programs?
- The primary variables manipulated in a powerlifting program are frequency, intensity, and volume. “Volume programs” tend to have higher volume & frequency paired with lower intensity and are best for off season training or as the beginning of a meet preparation. A “peaking program” is any program that ends with tapering down volume and significantly increasing intensity in preparation for a powerlifting meet.
- What is a beginner powerlifting program?
- A beginner powerlifting program is any powerlifting program that takes advantage of the novice lifter’s ability to recover rapidly. As such, it tends to have shorter mesocycles than other programs. These usually range from 1 training session in length to 2 weeks.