This is a high frequency, up to 5 training days per week, bench press program shared by Empire Barbell. It is a peaking program for the bench press that aims for the athlete to achieve a new one rep max in 5 weeks. [Read more…]
Powerlifting Program Spreadsheets
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!
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- Calgary Barbell 16 and 8 Week Programs
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This is a collection of nine 4 week training blocks published by Your Strongest Year. They amount to 36 weeks of powerlifting programming that include volume, intensity, accumulation, realization, and strength training blocks.
I think this is one of the coolest powerlifting programs offered on Lift Vault and I’m really excited to highlight it for you all. [Read more…]
This is Mark Bell’s 5 week Sling Shot bench press program, also known as the “Stronger in 30 Days” program. It’s a relatively straightforward bench-only program that gradually decreases volume while increasing intensity before attempting a new PR on week 5. Pretty classic linear periodization leading into a peak. [Read more…]
One of the most popular styles of split workout is the upper/lower routine. These routines focus on a single portion of the body at a time, either the upper body (e.g. chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, etc.) or lower body (e.g. hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes, calves, etc.). [Read more…]
This is a linear progression strength program from Brian Alsruhe. It is the “next level” continuation of the linear progression programming video that he originally published in 2016 (video below). [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 weeks and 16 weeks. Lift Vault has programs grouped by week count for your convenience.
- Popular options are 12 week powerlifting programs, 10 week powerlifting programs, 8 week powerlifting programs, and 6 week powerlifting programs, but we have everything from 3 weeks to 20 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 beginner 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.