This three week cycle of powerlifting workouts is written by Christopher Duffin of Elite Performance Center and Top 10 Fitness Blog Kabuki Warrior, based on the methodology and philosophy of Mark Bell of the Super Training Gym:
Based on the articles and conversations with Mark Bell I will provide a sample of what a training program may look like over a 3 week period. Now understand that the whole point of this training concept is an ever-changing workout program that falls within constructs of the principals defined by this system. But to give you sample of what a 3 week period could look like the following workouts will be posted.
Note: At Elite Performance Center we follow a nearly identical methodology with some minor deviations.
Week 1 will be an Underloading week followed by 2 weeks of Max Effort training.
Week 3 – Workout 1
Box Squat with Added Chain Resistance x 3 Rep Max (beat previous week, advance again in wk 4)
Glute Ham Raise – 3 sets x 8-12 reps
Pull Thru’s (using sled, band, or weight stack) – 3 sets x20 reps
Standing Band Ab Crunch – 3 sets 20 reps
To learn more about Mark Bell read our feature interview:
Featured Coach: Mark Bell, Part 1 – World’s Strongest Coach
Featured Coach: Mark Bell, Part 2 – Bad Cues and Good Coaching