This is a 12 week Supertotal program by Next Step Strength (Instagram). It has 4 training days per week and uses block periodization to expose the athlete to hypertrophy, strength, and peaking phases. It could be used when preparing for a Supertotal competition. [Read more…]
A SuperTotal program builds maximal strength in the five SuperTotal lifts: squat, bench press, deadlift, snatch, and clean & jerk. It is called a "super total" because it combines the totals of the powerlifting movements (squat, bench press, deadlift) with the Olympic weightlifting competition movements (snatch, clean & jerk).
SuperTotal programs can provide a unique challenge to those who enjoy practicing a wide variety of lifting movements and are looking for a unique training program.
This is a 17 week program for SuperTotal training designed by Brian Simmons. As a quick reminder, SuperTotal training combines the power lifts (squat, bench press, and deadlift) with Olympic lifts (snatch and clean & jerk). So it really requires well-rounded athleticism from the lifter. There’s a video at the bottom of this post that discusses SuperTotal training in more depth if you’re interested. [Read more…]