Powerbuilding Phase 2.0 | Jeff Nippard Fitness

Powerbuilding Phase 2.0

Jeff Nippard’s 12 Week Powerbuilding Phase 2.0 is perfect for intermediate to advanced level lifters looking to take BOTH their muscle and strength gains to the next level.

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Powerbuilding Phase 2.0 is a brand new program that builds on many of the foundations laid down in Phase 1. Even though you don’t NEED to run Phase 1 before Phase 2, I do recommend it. Phase 2.0 blends the very best of bodybuilding and powerlifting training styles to create one of the most effective and motivating ways to train.

One of the most common bits of feedback from Phase 1 was that people loved the variety from week to week. On odd weeks (Week 1, 3, 5, etc) we focus on strength with full body training and on even weeks (Week 2, 4, 6, etc) we focus on building muscle with push/pull/legs workouts. Because push/pull/legs is only feasible on a 6x/week split, on the 4x version of the program, we will use an upper/lower split again for the hypertrophy weeks.

Phase 1 can be thought of as the foundation – now it’s time to build the house. With more exercise variation, increased advanced intensity techniques and slightly more volume, this program leans more into the “building” side of Powerbuilding. Still, you will be training each of the powerlifts (or variations of them) 2-3x per week and there is a substantial focus on strength development too.

Because this program is more focused on building muscular size, we will be using a variety of new exercises like Meadows rows, Larsen presses, omni-grip pull variations and multi-height chest movements. We’ll also be hitting more advanced intensity techniques like myo-reps and dropsets to keep driving progress forward and breaking through plateaus.



This program will push you! Week to week, it alternates between a full body split and a push/pull/legs split (upper/lower if you pick the 4x option) and uses a unique combination of RPE and %1RM based programming to ensure proper recovery. Near the end of the program, you will do AMRAP tests on select exercises to monitor your progress. In Phase 2.0, strength is tested in different weeks, rather than having a single dedicated “Max Week” like in Phase 1.

A detailed description of exactly how to prepare for the program: Max testing? Training gear? What to do with your diet? Leave nothing up to chance.

Over 80 pages explaining EVERYTHING you need to know to master your technique on the squat, bench press and deadlift. Bust through sticking points and fix the most common errors.

This program is NOT just an ebook. In addition to everything above, you also get a full excel sheet that auto-populates the exact weights you need to use for each of the main lifts, including boxes for tracking weights on every exercise.

  • Over 70 video demos by Jeff, illustrating every exercise
  • Volume analytics for each and every body part
  • Exact warmups, sets, reps, rest periods and RPE
  • Exercise substitutions for individualization
  • Science explained: why the program works (+ references)


I designed this program so it can be run with minimal equipment. Because of the exercise substitutions included, you can easily run it with very basic equipment. I ran it the first time through in a garage gym with a power rack, barbell and some dumbbells. There are a few cable and machine exercises included as well, but in the event you don’t have access, there are always substitutions provided.


You don’t NEED to run Powerbuilding Phase 1 first, but I do recommend it. Phase 2.0 is designed to build on the adaptations and progressions developed in Phase 1, so you may find it to be too challenging if you jump into Phase 2 right away.

If you found Phase 1 to be very challenging the last time you ran it, and have been inconsistent with your training since completing it, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to run back through at least the first 6 weeks of Phase 1 again before starting Phase 2. On the other hand, if you found you were recovering properly on Phase 1 and have been reasonably diligent with your training in the meantime, you have the green light to jump in with Phase 2 right away. Phase 2 starts with a relatively light intro week anyway, so you will be easing into the program regardless.

No. If you are still in your first year or two of training, I’d recommend running my Fundamentals Program first. After that, I’d suggest running at least one of my Push Pull Legs or Upper/Lower Program before moving onto my Powerbuilding routines. This program is designed for intermediate-advanced trainees who have seen a stall past the newbie phase in either strength or size. 

Yes! Anyone who is looking to build BOTH muscular size and strength will benefit from this program. This program will build all the muscles of the entire body proportionally. If you’re looking for a little more focus on lower body or glutes, you can check out my Women’s Specialization Program or Glute Hypertrophy Program.

If you’re able to do two of the three lifts, it is possible for you to tweak the program to fit your needs. For example, if you can squat and deadlift but can’t bench press, you could replace the bench work in this program with dips, dumbbell press, smith-machine press or machine chest press and run the rest of the program as is. If you can squat and bench press but can’t deadlift, you could replace the deadlift work with hip thrusts and/or lower back extensions. If you can bench press and deadlift but can’t squat, you could replace the squat work with front squats, hack squats or leg press.


However, because one of the main objectives of this program is to increase strength on the Big Three lifts, if you’re unable to perform any of those lifts, this is not the best program for you at this time. I suggest you consider running one of my other programs instead.


Feel free to try my free program selector to find which program is best for you.

There are two different versions of the program. A four times per week option and a five-six times per week option. Simply choose the version that best suits your schedule and let the gains take care of themselves.

You only need a power rack, barbell, bench and (ideally) some dumbbells to run this program. Because there are exercise substitutions included for every exercise, you can run this program with basic lifting equipment and can tailor it to fit your situation. To run the program exactly as written (without any substitutions) however, you would need gym access as there are a few cable and machine exercises included as well.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to my coaching support team at any time.

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Balázs Janzsó

While i was thoroughly satisfied with phase one, often times i feel i dont understand the purpose of the exercises. I tend to accumulate excess fatigue (compared to phase one) without improvements.

Trevor Hamilton
PowerBuilding phase 2

Hey Jeff, been a long time follower of yours. coming up on about 5 years. I flocked towards your teachings because of course you're high quality videos, your obvious education and easily digestable information. but also because we share a similar body structure. I started with just following your YouTube routines for free. but upgrades to the bodybuilding program and had phenomenal success. than I opted to your power lifting phase 1 and 2. I've been lifting since I was 13 years old and am now 29. I've always been one of the stronger natural guys at my gym due to the length of how long I've been training. but I've hit multiple plateaus and my gains stopped and just maintained. I lacked discipline, structure and basically just someone motivating me passed what I actually "wanted" to do simply because it would be more exhausting than what I was used to. I learned the concept of rpe from you and wow that's been a game changer. I've just hit 3 plates on bench for the first time in my life and that's because of you. same milestones for squat and deadlift. you have so many interesting variations to help the big lifts that I never would have thought of. will continue to use your programs. you're great man. and a fellow Canadian 👍

Grant Schichtl
Powerbuilding Phase 1 and 2

I've used Jeff's programs for about 2.5 years and have gotten significant results. Primarily, I realized big hypertrophy gains in my chest and shoulders, added about 55 lbs to my bench (180-235 lb), and 30 lbs to my weighted pull-up (15-47 lb) while gaining about 20 lbs of muscle. Obviously, these programs benefit any lifter looking to implement some type of strength and hypertrophy training, but I've found them especially helpful for an x-athlete.

It seems pretty common for most x-athletes to carry over muscular asymmetries into their daily lifting habits post sport and this program does a great job at restoring balance. Specifically, I've found this program the most helpful in the following areas:

- Rep Range Mixture
- Exercise Variation
- Comment Cues

Jeff's programs do a great job of maximizing your exertion level while making sure you're not gassing yourself out every workout. This quality in addition to exercise variation makes it very easy to maintain a sustainable workout routine over a long time horizon. Additionally, the comment cues section makes it significantly easier for new hypertrophy trainers to establish mind-muscle connections.

Key Takeaway -> $50 for such an advanced program that you really just have to follow to get huge gains is an enormous steal. Too many people play around with trying to make their own program and end up changing their program every few weeks because they don't have any gains.

Literally, just buy this + follow it + eat healthy = get gains

Cheers (P.S. Jeff, you're a beast)

Valentina Vivallo Perez
Did amazing on my pull ups

Did the program on a 5/6x per week and it did amazing for my pull up game! Now, after going through cancer, chemo and a transplant, I'm looking forward to seeing if the 4x/week can also do great for my pull up since I am unable to do one anymore

Derek Chapman
Power building 2.0

Very enjoyable. I’m getting stronger but not injuring myself. The variations keep it interesting.