This program, billed “the best fucking 12 weeks of powerlifting you’ll have all year” is a powerlifting peaking program best suited for meet preparation. This is not designed for running back to back, as it accumulates a significant amount of fatigue throughout the duration of the program. [Read more…]
Peaking Powerlifting Program Spreadsheets
Peaking powerlifting programs are designed to help "peak" an athlete's one rep max (1RM) in preparation for a powerlifting meet. Peaking programs can also be known as tapering programs because the amount of volume is tapered down as the programs progresses.
Below you will find peaking programs for individual lifts as well as for all three powerlifting competition lifts.
Popular peaking powerlifting programs:
Dan Alexander’s Powerlifting Peaking Program is designed to improve the 1RM of the squat, bench, and deadlift by 5%. Spread across the three lifts, this can result in a sizeable boost to a lifter’s total on the competition platform.
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…]
Developed by Fred Hatfield, 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.