March 9, 2020 Update #3:
- Program Finder has been fixed. Thanks for your patience.
- If you experience issues, please let me know.
The Lift Vault Program Finder allows you to search through all programs on Lift Vault using a variety of different filters.
Here are two example searches to give you an idea of how to use the filters.
You can click on the name of the search to see results.
- Recommended Beginner Programs
- Recommended by Lift Vault = Recommended
- Experience Level = Beginner
- 6 Day Intermediate Programs with 3x Bench Press
- Days per Week = 6
- Experience Level = Intermediate
- Bench Press Frequency = 3
Pro Tip: The URL in your browser updates as you add filters. Bookmark or copy the URL to reference later or share with friends
If you think something is mislabeled or have a suggestion, please let me know. Thanks!
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nSuns 5/3/1 is a linear progression powerlifting program that was inspired by Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 strength program. It progresses on a weekly basis, making it well suited for late stage novice and early intermediate lifters. It is known for its challenging amount of volume. Those who stick with it tend to find great results from the additional work capacity.
Redditor /u/nsuns assembled a 5/3/1/ LP spreadsheet complete with 4, 5, and 6 day variants in addition to deadlift and squat specific workloads to help everyone get stronger.
Use the table of contents to jump to your desired spreadsheet or read on below to learn about which nSuns program you should run. (more…)
Edit: Sets and reps were flipped on week 4 for bench press. This has been fixed now.
This spreadsheet uses the popular Candito 6 Week Intermediate Program as a base and replaces the regular bench press work with Candito’s Advanced Bench Press Program. The result is a solid program for intermediate level strength athletes seeking considerable bench press volume. (more…)
- May 18, 2020
- Added a section for “Key GZCL Concepts & Program Differences” which is a great overview of the different GZCL program options.
- I removed the spreadsheet previews for most of the spreadsheets because of negative impact to page load speed, especially for mobile users. All of the spreadsheets are still there, you will just need to click on the Google Sheets link with the green icon.
- In depth post on GZCLP programs added to new post
Written by Calgary Barbell, the 16 week and 8 week programs are designed to improve the squat, bench press, and deadlift of the athlete in preparation for a powerlifting meet. You can, however, run them even if you’re not prepping for a meet. Both programs are quite similar, with the primary difference between the two being that the 16 week program has a more full progression of each lift, whereas the 8 week program is more a training snapshot. (more…)
Hot on the heels of the immensely popular Kizen 6 Week Bench Peaking Program spreadsheet, Silent Mikke, Bart Kwan, and Omar Isuf have teamed up yet again to release the first 4 weeks of their 16 week Powerbuilding Program for free, including a PDF that explains the theory behind the program!
Developed by Dr. Layne Norton, PH3 (named after power, hypertrophy, and the “big three” lifts that make up the foundation of the program) is for advanced lifters (Wilks > 350) that cycles through accumulation, transition, intensity, and tapering weeks to accumulate fatigue, spark overcompensation, and build muscle.
The PHAT (Power Hypertrophy Adaptive Training) workout routine is a 5 day powerbuilding program for athletes seeking strength and hypertrophy development.
Developed by Dr. Layne Norton, the PHAT workout routine blends power and hypertrophy work, making it ideal for bodybuilders looking to gain size and lifters that want to look aesthetic without being weak.
Written by Bret Contreras, Strong Curves workout is a great program for novice and intermediate lifters looking to get stronger and, yes, have a better butt. The program’s greatest strength lies in its simplicity, making it a simple workout to follow and make progress quickly.
It has quickly become a staple within the strength training community and is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.
Developed by Stephan Korte, the 3×3 program is a two-phased powerlifting program: one high volume, one heavy weight. While only calling for three workouts per week, each session includes the squat, bench, and deadlift.
The program can be run as a 4 week or 8 week program, depending upon whether one or two phases are run.
The Magnusson Ortmayer (Mag/Ort) deadlift program is a brutal deadlift-only program that has helped tons of lifters add serious weight to their deadlift. If you’re looking to build out your work capacity for deadlifts, this is a great option. This is either an 11 or 12 week deadlift program depending upon if you desire to test your maxes on week 12.
Greg Nuckols released 28 program variations through his site, Stronger by Science.
In addition to these programs, I strongly recommend you check out The Art & Science of Lifting and the free lifting guides he authored. He also co-authors the best monthly round-up of cutting edge research on strength, hypertrophy, and related subjects. It’s called MASS and it’s absolutely worth a look. He even has a free issue available as a preview.
Established by Doug Hepburn as a powerbuilding routine that blends the heavy weight work of powerlifting training with the hypertrophy-inducing volume of bodybuilding training, PHATburn is a challenging program for advanced athletes. If you’re looking to introduce more volume into your off-season training, this may be what you’re looking for. (more…)
Juggernaut Training Method Overview
Based upon Juggernaut Training Systems and Chad Wesley Smith, the Juggernaut Method incorporates significant amounts of submaximal work to build work capacity in the lifter without (more…)
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