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Smolov Junior Powerlifting Cycle

The Smolov Junior powerlifting cycle is slightly less demanding then the standard Smolov cycle.  Smolov Junior is generally a 3 week cycle, but some trainees extend it to 4, 5 and even 6 weeks. Week 1 (SETS x REPS x…

Ed Coan’s Bench Press Routine

Ed Coan’s Bench Press Routine Ed Coan 555×2 Bench Press (Gym Lift) Video A repost of an excerpt from an article in Powerlifting USA reviewing Ed Coan’s Bench Press Video. The writer describes Ed’s periodized training scheme and gives a…

Russian Squat Routine

Russian Squat Routine A six week cycle, training three times a week, aiming to increase the 1RM by 5%. Alternate light and heavy days are used. The intensity is fixed for the first three weeks, whilst the volume is increased….

Demon Training: The Trevor L. Smith Manifesto

Beyond Failure Training by Trevor L. Smith It seems every day someone comes along with a new and improved system of weight training scientifically designed to stimulate the muscle fibers unlike any other program ever could. I am so amazed…

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Beginner Powerlifting Program

Beginner Powerlifting Program. Max Effort Squat: 1) Max Effort Movement: (Squat or Deadlift Variation:1-3rm, followed by rep work; ex.2×3@80%) 2) Supplemental: Some sort of pull (deadlifts, straight leg deadlifts, Romanian deadlifts, rack pulls, 1-5rm) 3) Accessory: (hamstrings, lower back, abs…

Strongman Training 101, Part 2

Strongman Training 101, Part 2, by Brian King In part one of Strongman Training 101, we covered in-season and off-season training. Part two will focus on cardio, core/flexibility work, and diet as well as the most important Strongman implements that…

Strongman Training 101, Part 1

Strongman Training 101, Part 1, by Brian King This article is for the strongman competitor who is just starting to compete and really has no clue about how to train. However, there may be some things that the advanced athlete…