Powerlifting for Beginners

Ready to get under the bar and feel what it's like to build real strength? This is the program for you. You'll work hard, work on technique, and bring up the most common weak links that limit aspiring powerlifters. This isn't anything fancy, it's just solid programming that works!

4 Week(s)
Fitness Level
Gain strength
Workouts Per Week
3 workouts
Equipment Needed
Full Gym

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Build Your Base on the Big Lifts

Time-Tested Training That Works

3 workouts per week / 45-60 min. per workout

Powerlifting for Beginners relies on a classic 5x5-style progression of the big lifts, plus just the right amount of higher-rep accessory work. It's only a four-week plan, but it's meant to be repeated for up to several months. Beginners who are ready to master the barbell lifts can thrive on this plan, but intermediate or advanced lifters can see great gains with it, as well.

More than a workout plan. With this plan you also receive:

Simple, Effective Training

Straightforward workouts you can do in any gym

Think you need bands, chains, and fancy rep schemes to get strong? Think again. All you need is a rack, a bench, a barbell, and the willingness to set your ego aside and do some solid work. It may sound easy, but these workouts will test you and push you to grow.

Track Your Progress

Real-time app tracking

The 5x5 approach only works if you know what you lift every single session. That means tracking the weights you lift and the rest periods between sets. You can do both in the Bodybuilding.com BodyFit Elite App! Plus, you can watch instructional videos of every movement. This program is too important to leave anything up to chance!

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You’ll be able to track your workouts, nail your nutrition plan, stock up on supps, and get fit on the go.

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