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Powerlifting Templates


#1

Hey,

I'm a complete newbie to powerlifting and am in the process of developing my training template. Anybody using something that is different from the basic Westside stuff? I was hoping for some alternative ideas. It's not that I don't like the Westside set-up or the like, I was just hoping to get as many options as possible to consider when developing my own plan of attack. Cheers.


#2

I'm not necessarily recommending any of these, but google the following terms:

Sheiko (or Sheyko as it's sometimes spelt)

Korte 3x3

Christian Thibaudeau auto-regulating

Bill Starr 5x5

personally I'm sold on westside, although I've tried all of the above with 'some' success. Sheyko is v high volume - good for learning the 3 lifts but be wary of overtraining. 3x3 is a tad high volume/low intensity IMO, and excruciatingly dull. CT's auto-regulating worked well for me, but I was bored by the end.


#3

depending on how "new" you are to lifting in general, a lot of people get strong using a bill starr approach...