Training for Powerlifting

There are many sources of information on training programs for powerlifting.  Many people ask for advice on which training program they should start training with.

Periodised program, 5-3-1, Russian, Westside Barbell, Mark Rippetoe, Juggernaut strength, Chad Waterbury, t-nation,, 2×2, 3×3, hybrid routines etc. all provide examples of training programs that can often confuse and overwhelm beginners (and non-beginners).

The answer is – start with the basics.

The main one principle is; lift heavier weights with good form and get stronger.

When you examine a well designed powerlifting program, you make advances every microcycle (usually every 1-2 weeks.) This is done by either adding weight or reps to the work set(s) that you did the week or two before.

At UQPWC we work with athletes everyday, we develop programs and make sure they lift weights safely and correctly.