All over the internet is a vast array of training programs for powerlifting, some of these are well known and well supported, others are a little bit more obscure, but the big question is, do they work and is this training program right for me
Firstly, yes all of these programs work, but the challenge is matching the right program to your needs if you do not have access to a Qualified Powerlifting Coach. Many of the available internet programs are targeted at the advanced lifter and may be to challenging or dangerous for a novice powerlifter. Other training programs are great when you are first beginning your journey into powerlifting but will not be all that great for intermediate or advanced lifters and certainly won’t get you to the elite levels of powerlifting.
Over the next few weeks I will be taking a look at the many training programs found online and discussing them in a little more detail to help you make a more informed choice. It is always better to have a coach who can tailor your training to your needs but this series will help if no coach is available.
Some of the Powerlifting Training Programs I will look at include:
- StrongLifts 5×5
- Sheiko’s Novice Routine
- Madcow’s 5×5
- The Texas Method
- 5/3/1 (Wendler)
- The Cube Method
- Westside Barbell Method
- Sheiko Routines
- Smolov and Smolov Junior
- The Bulgarian Method for Powerlifting
- Rippetoe Starting Strength Workouts
And Many Others