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…]
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 routines for individual lifts as well as for all three powerlifting competition lifts.
Popular peaking powerlifting programs:
- Cast Iron Strength 12 Week Peaking Program
- 6 Week Soviet Peaking Program
- Russian Squat Program
- Candito 6 Week Program
- Dan Alexander Powerlifting Peaking Program
- Ed Coan 12 and 14 Week Peaking Programs
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Ah, yes. The infamous Smolov program for squats and Smolov Jr for squat and/or bench press. If you’re willing to build these lifts at any cost (e.g. a record attempt) then this might be the ticket!
Jonnie Candito’s 6 week program is a powerlifting peaking program. It consists of several short training blocks dedicated to muscular conditioning, hypertrophy, strength, linear weight increases, acclimation to heavy weights, intensity, and testing. It is held in especially high regard for improving the one rep max of the squat, though it programs all three lifts.