This 6 week program is designed to help peak the bench press, squat, or deadlift. It is based on training twice each week: once heavy, once light. After 6 weeks, it aims to increase your 1 rep max by 5%.
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:
Written by John Robbins and published by Dennis B. Beis in an early 1990’s issue of Natural Bodybuilding, the 6 week power bench press program is a peaking program designed to end the 6 week cycle with a new 1 rep max. [Read more…]
Daily Undulating Periodization or DUP is a scientifically proven method to get stronger, making it ideal for athletes, powerlifters, and anyone looking to get stronger.
Whether it is run for the squat, deadlift, bench, or all three (good luck), the Russian Squat Program (aka Russian Squat Routine) is a brutal peaking program that will help boost maximum strength when prepping for a meet.
Never programming below 80% of the lifter’s 1RM, those that complete this 6 week program can typically expect 5-10% improvements on their 1RM.
Ah, yes. The infamous Smolov program for squats and Smolov Jr for squat and/or bench. If you’re willing to build these lifts at any cost (e.g. a record attempt) then this might be the ticket!