Is this considered a powerlifting routine:
Monday - Squat day
Squats - 6x6,5,5,3,2,1.
Lunges - 3x12
Leg curls - 3x10
Calve raises - 2x15
Wednesday - Bench day
Bench press - 6x6,5,5,3,2,1
Incline dumbell press - 3x12
Tricep extensions/skull crushers - 3x10
Reverse crunches - 3x12
Friday - Deads day
Deadlift - 6x6,5,5,3,2,1
Barbell row - 3x12
Military press - 3x10
Chin ups - 3x5-10
I don't think I'm considering swapping over to a powerlifting routine, I'm just wondering if this would be classed as one as I consider changing over to a powerlifting workout in about 3 months time, currently I'm doing stronglifts 5x5..
Your guys views on this programme I wrote please
And is it possible to actually gain strength on a routine like this when low carbing it? Cheers.
01-16-2011, 05:15 AM #1
Sample 3 day Powerlifting routine??"Using no way as a way, using no limitations as a limitation." - Bruce Lee
Feb 2 - 174lbs BF% - 15-16
Mar 2 -
Apr 2 -
01-16-2011, 06:16 AM #2
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Short answer: Maybe/Yes-no/Sorta/Kinda.
The program's built around the powerlifts, with them as the first exercises and with a clear emphasis on them. This is good. However, the program is also a pyramid on those powerlifts, which has its pros and cons, one of the big cons being that pyramids are difficult to program progression with. Do you aim to increase the weight on every set every time you train? Would doing so cause you to be too fatigued for the heavy single to actually be as useful as it could otherwise be? Do you only aim to increase the weight on the heavy single each week? If so, what do you do with the weights in every other set?
I think it would be simpler for the purposes of programming and progression to just focus on one rep range for a period of a week to a couple months at a time, depending on how quickly you can make progress. Coming out of a program like Stronglifts, I'd go the latter route and try and stick to the same rep range for several weeks to months at a time, and it'll still be a similar rep range to Stronglifts. At a more advanced level, focusing on different rep ranges each week (eg week 1 = 8 reps, week 2 = 5 reps, week 3 = 3 reps, week 4 = 2 reps, week 5 = test 1RM, week 6 = deload, return to week 1 and increase weight 2.5-10kg) might be a better way to go. 5/3/1 is a classic example of this.
As far as actual exercise selection goes, what you've got there should be fine.SQ 172.5kg. BP 105kg. DL 200kg. OHP 62.5kg @ 67.3kg
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OP, I would be squatting/benching at least 2x week if I was you, especially benching. There are some elite guys like Ryan Celli that do the Monday-Squat Wednesday-Bench Friday-Deadlift kind of thing but they are on a completely different level than anyone here, and are using weights that destroy their bodies.
You would most likely benefit from the higher frequency.
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01-17-2011, 08:31 AM #7
Powerlifting programs are designed differently. From what I see at my gym, they are anyways, so that's why I said that.
Sh*T my total bad. I'm an idiot. I was reading this for some stupid reason as Olympic Lifting.
Sorry. Yes you are fine with that program. Play around with it and go for it.
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