The 10 Best Powerlifting Programs for 2022
- Kizen 12 Week Powerlifting Peaking Program
- nSuns Programs
- Jim Wendler 5/3/1 Programs
- Calgary Barbell 16 and 8 Week Programs
- Sheiko Programs
- Candito 6 Week Program
- Juggernaut Method Base Template
- Greg Nuckols 28 Programs
- Beginner Powerlifting Programs
- Intermediate Powerlifting Programs
- Madcow 5x5 Program
Recommended Reading: Practical Programming for Strength Training by Mark Rippetoe (Amazon)
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GZCLP is a linear progression strength program for beginners. It is a simpler variation of the GZCL program methodology with more rapid progression. The GZCLP program is available in three day and four day versions. It is highly customizable, allowing the individual to select a variety of lifts to perform over the course of the program.[Read more…]
What is an Intermediate Powerlifter?
An intermediate lifter is, by one rule of thumb, an individual that is no longer able to increase weight lifted on a per training session or per week basis and instead is able to reliably make progress on a monthly basis.
After the novice phase of a lifter’s development is complete, it is time to begin considering programs for the intermediate powerlifter. Therefore it is not advantageous to move to an intermediate powerlifting program until it is truly necessary – to do otherwise slows progress unnecessarily (see “Intermediate Syndrome” for more on this). Once a lifter has reached the intermediate phase of their development, here are some recommended intermediate powerlifting programs. [Read more…]
Following his advanced deadlift program and advanced squat program, Jonnie Candito’s advanced bench press program is a bench-focused program for athletes looking to bust through stubborn plateaus. The program is explained in great detail in this PDF. I have pulled out some of the most important parts in the below overview [Read more…]
Released in 2016 by Jonnie Candito, this is a 9 week advanced squat program. Similar to his advanced deadlift program and advanced bench press program, this emphasizes progression on the squat and places significantly less emphasis on the bench and deadlift. This is geared toward lifters that have plateaued on their squat or are looking to focus on it for other reasons. [Read more…]
Powerlifting Academy 16 Week Program Overview
- 3x weekly training
- Competition lifts are the primary focus, but the following variations are also used:
- Pause squats
- Bench Press
- Bench press, closer grip
- Bench press, close grip (what is often called CGBP)
- Deficit deadlifts (3-6cm deficit)
- Deadlift from boxes (8-12cm raised from floor, i.e. rack pulls)
Doug Hepburn has become synonymous with brute force and sheer simplicity. This is reflected in his programs, which focus entirely on compound strength movements and do not explicitly recommend any direct accessory work.
Below there are essentially 2 programs, each with a power phase and a pump phase. In the old days, [Read more…]
September 21, 2019 Edit: Added v2.0 of the 9 Week Intermediate Powerlifting Program.
Description from The Strength Athlete:
We wrote this program as a nine-week program for an intermediate level powerlifter, with the goal of strength and proficiency in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. You will work using progressively heavier loads week by week toward a [Read more…]