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Look, it’s a fact of gym life: everybody wanna be a bodybuilder. Even the most hardcore of powerlifters want to look good. But many people find that when they start training for hypertrophy, their strength stalls, or even regresses.
It shouldn’t be that way. Short periods of powerbuilding should make you significantly stronger – but only if they’re programmed appropriately.
The big question, of course, is: how do you program to get stronger and still include a good amount of hypertrophy work? In fact, I get asked this question so often that I shared an entire YouTube series explaining how to do it. For me, though – and probably for a lot of you – it’s much, much easier to learn by doing rather than watching.
That’s why I’ve written this program.
The plan is based entirely on the principles of the Unfuck Your Program course: I started with a basic, straightforward progression on main lifts, carefully added accessories, and slowly made changes until I found the proper balance between strength and hypertrophy work. Ideally, you’d follow the same process – but I’ve designed this program to be applicable to nearly everyone, so if you don’t want to spend six months finding your own balance, you can use it as a starting point.
Over time, of course, you’ll still need to make small changes to refine and improve the plan so that it fits your body and your goals, but since you’re not starting from scratch, you’ll have saved yourself a lot of time. You’ll probably have built a lot more muscle, too.
Ben is a professional powerlifter, US Open champion and all-time world record holder, and doctor of physical culture. Follow him on social media:
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