Out of the many programs in Paul Carters Strength Life Legacy the Strong 15 Short cycle is apparently one of the most popular (and successful) programs. The Strong 15 is a percentage based peaking cycle for Powerlifting meets.You program in your everyday max (not your 1 rep max) run the … [Read more...]
Here are some solid programs that work very well for the home gym lifter.
If your new to lifting, new to the squat, press and deadlift or are not very strong in the big lifts then Starting Strength is recommended this program will get anyone bigger and stronger quickly (quicker than the other programs below)
Once you have exhausted Starting Strength take a look at the 5/3/1 method simple but effective. Many variations are available and dome correctly will take the intermediate lifter to strength levels.
Metroflex Power Building Basics which has over 50 routines and many exercises.
The above combined will last the home gym lifter many years, possibly for your whole lifting career.
Anyone who follows this blog will know that I have used Paul Carter's programs during the past couple of years (between using 5/3/1)Personally I have used the Big 15, Strong 15, and Basebuilding which I'm using for the second time at the time of writing this article.In the last few years, … [Read more...]
The original 5/3/1 released in 2009 was a straightforward system designed by Jim Wendler for himself for selfish reasons the 5/3/1 concept was something along the lines of doing the big lifts and push the prowler.5/3/1 has grown to be one of the most used strength routines across the planet … [Read more...]
Paul Carter creator of Lift-Run-Bang is a very well respected lifter and writer in the Strength Training world and lately seems to be becoming more popular and more well known recently paul has been working with the likes of John Meadows and Charles Poliquin.Paul's sensible no bullshit methods … [Read more...]
After running the lift-run-bang short 15 cycle (which is primarily a peaking cycle for powerlifting meets), I wanted a period focusing on rep work with the emphasis of gaining mass and to do this used the lift-run-bang big 15 cycle.The Big 15 cycle consists of training 6 days a week 3 days heavy … [Read more...]
It wasn't until I discovered Starting Strength Basic Barbell Training that I actually started getting bigger and stronger.After messing around for a couple of years trying different programs and not gaining very much, I was lucky enough to discover starting strength.The original was Starting … [Read more...]