FST-7 (aka Fascia Stretch Training) is a bodybuilding workout routine designed to induce maximal hypertrophy by stretching the fascia, which is connective tissue in the body that separates muscle from skin. Fascia is one of the factors that determines the potential size of a muscle, so by stretching it, it creates the most physical opportunity for the muscle to grow. [Read more…]
Squat 1 Day per Week - Powerlifting & Strength Programs
These are squat programs that call for the athlete to squat 1 day per week.
To search through all programs based on lots of different criteria, check out the Lift Vault Program Library.
This is a linear progression strength program from Brian Alsruhe. It is the “next level” continuation of the linear progression programming video that he originally published in 2016 (video below). [Read more…]
Deep Water is a 4 day (or 5 day if you do the recommended active recovery) strength program designed by Jon Andersen. It runs for 6 weeks and is infamous for its “100 reps in as few sets as possible” workouts for squat, deadlift, and push press. For this reason I have included this program in the squat program and deadlift program collections as well.
You could run this only for the squat, deadlift, or overhead press, though that was not the original intent of the program. [Read more…]
Updated July 22, 2019: Converted spreadsheet from Excel to Google Sheet. Added notes on the cardio acceleration exercises.
Workout Program Overview
Shortcut to Shred is a 6 week fat loss and muscle building workout routine by Jim Stoppani (who also created Shortcut to Size). It combines cardio exercises in between lifting sets to help maximize calories burnt during a training session without having the workout become exceedingly time consuming. Below are a Google Sheet and PDF. [Read more…]