Starting Strength Program

Introduction Starting Strength is one of the legendary powerlifting programs created by Mark Rippetoe, a true GOAT of powerlifting. Some might disagree with this statement and even I have found myself at times being critical of Starting Strength. However Mark popularized and commercialized the “do your fives” training principle which started with the ‘Texas Method’Continue reading “Starting Strength Program”

USSR 1974 & 1976 SQUAT ROUTINE REVIEW (2021)

These routines were utilized for the 1976 Olympic Games by the USSR Weightlifting Team. To paint a picture of how successful this team was in the 1976 games they won seven of the nine available gold medals. Off the back of this success this came the “1976 USSR Weightlifting Yearbook”; the holy grail scripture usedContinue reading “USSR 1974 & 1976 SQUAT ROUTINE REVIEW (2021)”

IVYSAUR 4-4-8 LP REVIEW (2021)

Ivysaur 4-4-8 appeared like so many other program’s on Reddit’s /r/fitness community by /u/ivysaur. The Ivysaur 4-4-8 Beginner Program was designed to expand and build upon the popular ‘set of five’ style training offering an alternative repxset scheme compared to the likes of; Stronglifts 5×5, Starting Strength, Bill Starr 5×5 and Madcow 5×5. Not too much is known aboutContinue reading “IVYSAUR 4-4-8 LP REVIEW (2021)”

JIM WENDER 5/3/1 PROGRAMS (2021) REVIEW

Most people know Jim Wendler in the powerlifting community, if you don’t know who Jim Wendler is he’s the creator and author of the 5/3/1 Training Program. I used Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 program before, and surprisingly achieved some great results without being too taxed and burnt out!! The basis of 5/3/1 is as follows andContinue reading “JIM WENDER 5/3/1 PROGRAMS (2021) REVIEW”