Articles: Powerlifting Routines

The Lilliebridge Method

Introduction to The Lilliebridge Method The Lilliebridge Method is a fairly new routine released to the public, but has been utilized by the Lilliebridge family for quite some time. Eric Lilliebridge was the actual creator of the method during his teen years, and has been used by the Lilliebridge family along with several other elite powerlifters including Derek Kendall…. → Read More

Ed Coan Deadlift Routine

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The Ed Coan Deadlift Routine was created by Ed Coan himself for Mark Philippi. It is also known as the Coan/Philippi Deadlift Routine. Philippi added 35 Lb to his Deadlift after finishing this 10 week program, and stands by its effectiveness.

Starting Strength

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Starting Strength just might be the #1 most popular training routine recommended to those who are new to strength training. The reason? Because it is simple, works great, and gets beginners making progress quickly.

Wendler’s 5/3/1

Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 is all about starting with very light weights while progressing slowly and consistently. This extremely popular strength training program is based off of the rep schemes 5, 3, 1, as the name suggests. Throughout the routine you will work with percentages based off of your max, and strive to hit rep PR’s each workout.

Smolov

You shall gain but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit, Comrade. – Pavel Tsatsouline

Arguably one of the most difficult squat routines around, the full Smolov demands 13 weeks, 3 and 4 days per week, high volume, heavy weights, high and low repetitions, and some squat days back-to-back! Suitable lifters can experience squat strength gains anywhere from 50 to 130 Lbs, if they can complete this brutal cycle. This routine is for squats, and squats only. Check out Smolov Jr. for a Smolov more suitable for other lifts.