Prepare to maximize your strength! Powerbuilding 3.0 is the final culmination of the 3-part Powerbuilding Series. Here, we will be focused on achieving maximum strength on the Big 3 lifts over the course of a highly specialized, strength-focused 10 week peaking program. Through the use of a full body split, this program uses high-effort top sets to drive maximum strength, along with implementing a unique combination of RPE and %1RM based programming to ensure proper recovery. At the end of the program, you will test your maxes to see all of the gains you’ve made.
Powerbuilding Phase 3.0 is a brand new program that builds on many of the foundations laid down in Phase 1 and 2. Even though you don’t NEED to run Phases 1 and 2 before running Phase 3, I do recommend it. Phase 3.0 heavily emphasizes the “power” side of the powerbuilding approach, being specifically structured to have you reaching your peak strength at the end of the 10 week program.
splits on even and odd weeks to distinctly alternate between a hypertrophy and strength focus. However, because this program’s primary objective is maximizing strength, a constant split allows for more consistent strength progression and specificity through regular practice and repetition. This also means that both the 5x and 4x versions of this program use full body splits.
Phase 1 built a base of strength, size and technique. Phase 2 accumulated training volume, developed hypertrophy and built tremendous work capacity. Phase 3 will transmute (convert) the adaptations developed in Phase 2 into maximum strength. You will be performing the squat and bench press (or a variation) 3x per week, with a heavy deadlift programmed 1x per week at a high exertion. Because deadlifts are such a taxing exercise, this program uses extra squat work to assist with deadlift progression
To add variety and address sticking points, new variations of the squat and bench press are used, such as the Anderson Squat and Barbell Pin Bench Press. Along with new progression schemes for the main lifts, there is also a dedicated taper week prior to max testing to ensure that you’re at your peak performance when it matters most.
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.
You’ve never seen a program like this! With a consistent full body training split throughout, it uses high effort top sets to drive maximum strength, and a unique combination of RPE and %1RM based programming to ensure proper recovery. At the end of the program, you will test maxes to see all the gains you’ve made.
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.
I have been running through the Powerbuilding programs and was super pumped to reach 3.0 and see what it was about. When first looking at the workouts before starting I thought it seemed a little lighter than 2.0, but after starting it damn this 3.0 is absolutely kicking my ass! These programs have really helped me break through my strength plateaus and 3.0 seems to really be focusing on the strength building aspect. Super appreciative of all of these programs, they truly have made me love training again.
As always, the programme is filled with top advice and routines. It’s not my favourite of Jeff’s personally, and I have found less ability to increase size and strength here compared to some others. But otherwise a must for people looking to variate their workouts.
Powerbuilding Phase 3.0
I've seen an increase on my overall stamina, I feel stronger (measurable by the rate of fatigue of previous weights) and adding that RPE interval change in the routine is massive. I get huge pumps and I feel bigger than ever (and stronger). I'm just eager to the next week of training, since it gets tougher over time. I'm about to start my week 5 of 10 today.
First time working a non PPL split and I’ve really enjoyed it. My lifts are going up consistently and I’ve been feeling good and hav enjoyed the variety of lifts that are in the program.
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. 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.