A Powerbuilding Program is a hybrid exercise training program that combines the best of powerlifting bodybuilding. The goal of a powerbuilding program is to increase your powerlifting numbers and muscle mass at the same time.
Increasing muscle mass and powerlifting numbers is accomplished by structuring a training session into two segments:
- The first 20 to 40 minutes is used towards the main lifts (Bench, Deadlift, or Squat) using a powerlifting training protocol. For example, five sets of three back squat.
- The last 20 to40 minutes we use traditional bodybuilding exercises to increase muscle mass. Whats unique is that these exercises are used to supplement the powerlifting lifts. For example, we may have three sets of twelve of chin ups. This accomplishes the goal of increased back thickness which is functional for both powerlifting and bodybuilding.
Each program below is designed to be used at a different level of advancement. You can click into each program to see which is suitable for your current strength and conditioning.