Strength Training Program Spreadsheets
Strength training programs are designed to increase the maximal force of the athlete's musculature. While the routines emphasize growing the strength of the athlete, they generally will also induce hypertrophy and trigger muscle growth. If hypertrophy is the primary goal, a powerbuilding or bodybuilding program is a better fit.
Strength routines differ from powerlifting programs in that they are not specifically designed to maximize the single rep max of the competition power lifts. However, many strength programs can be reasonably used as off season work for powerlifters as long as the program followed by a powerlifting peaking program before a meet.
Recommended Strength Training Routines:
- Starting Strength (novice)
- Strong Lifts 5x5 (novice)
- Madcow 5x5 (intermediate/advanced)
- Wendler 5/3/1 (intermediate)
- nSuns (novice/intermediate)
- GZCL (intermediate)
- GZCLP (novice/intermediate)
- Building the Monolith (intermediate/advanced)
If you're not sure what the best strength training program is for you, one of the above will be a good starting point. The latest programs added are available below.
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Search the Lift Vault Program Library to find the exact program you're looking for based on many criteria (e.g. experience level, days per week, and much more).
The latest programs are also available below.
This is a collection of some of the most popular 3 day training programs available on Lift Vault.
Beginners or novice lifters should check out GZCLP, Westside for Skinny Bastards, and GreySkull LP.
Those with some experience under their belt might want to check out Greg Nuckols 28 Programs, Texas Method, Madcow, SPF Powerbuilding, or the 16 Week Powerlifting Academy Program.
More experienced lifters should check out [Read more…]
A 5 day split workout program is a lifting routine that focuses on different muscle groups or lifting movements per day. For physique or bodybuilding programs, it’s common to see muscle groups targeted (these are often known as splits, as each day is “split” into a specific muscle group). For strength or powerlifting programs, each day is usually centered around one or two compound movements (e.g. squat, deadlift, bench press, or overhead press) and accessory movements are added as needed. [Read more…]
9/14/19 Edit: Fixed a whole bunch of errors on the spreadsheet. It works as expected now. If you happen to see anything else, please let me know on the feedback form. Thanks to the person who used the form to let me know!
The 6 day PPL program known as the “Reddit PPL” or “Metallicadpa PPL” is a great workout routine for those looking to increase strength and gain size. Several different spreadsheets have been created for this program, which I go into a bit below. I’m bringing forth a new and improved version here after being frustrated by the shortcomings of past efforts. [Read more…]