Posts in "Training Programs"

The Novice Bodybuilding Program

Andy Morgan / Training Programs

If looking like The Hulk, Wolverine, or Batman is your primary goal, then a training program with a bodybuilding focus is what you need. If you have been struggling to grow, this program may help by giving some balance to your routine. Don’t make the mistake of training your chest, arms, and abs each day, neglecting […] Read More »

The Novice Powerlifting Program

Andy Morgan / Training Programs

If getting strong as hell is your primary goal, knowing that size and symmetry will mostly come along for the ride anyway, then you need a strength training program that will emphasize that for you.  This Novice Powerlifting Program taken from our Muscle and Strength Training Pyramid book is a three or four-day program built […] Read More »

The Intermediate Bodybuilding Program

Andy Morgan / Training Programs

This is a sample bodybuilding program from The Muscle and Strength Training Pyramid book. The explanation section in the book is fairly detailed, so I have cut it down to give just the overview, relevant notation and exercise selection explanations. It is my goal that this, the Intermediate Powerlifting Program, and the Detailed Guide to […] Read More »

The Intermediate Powerlifting Program

Andy Morgan / Training Programs

The Muscle and Strength Pyramid books were released at the end of last year to rave reviews and continue to be exceptionally popular. This is a sample powerlifting program from the training book. The explanation section there is fairly detailed, so I have cut it down to give just the overview, relevant notation, and exercise […] Read More »

A Guide to Improving Your Training Work Capacity

Greg Nuckols / Training Programs

If you have exhausted the gains from your beginner program and are looking for what to do to push your physique to the next level then this guest article by Greg Nuckols, one of the top drug-free powerlifters in the world, could be for you. Friendly, smart, and humble we got along well when I first met him […] Read More »

How to Progress from ‘The Big 3’ to Split Routines

Andy Morgan / Training Programs

The Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Press, Dips, Chin-ups/Pull-ups. Slow-bulk or cut, put these exercises at the core of your workout program and you won’t go far wrong. There are two linear progression training templates introduced on this site, ‘The Big 3 Routine’ and the ‘Three Day Split Routine’. The questions often arise, “Which training program is […] Read More »