Peak Human Development

In-depth explanations of the "secret" protocols I've used to maximize both size and strength while becoming one of the world's strongest bodybuilders.

Back in Ronnie's day, everybody wanted to be a bodybuilder, but no one wanted to lift heavy-ass weights.

It's different now. Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder and lift heavy-ass weights.

And you've probably seen a few elite strength guys on social media diet down and start to look pretty good... but they don't look bodybuilder good. They've got abs, sure — but their arms and legs are too small, their waists are too wide, and nothing really "pops." And on the flip side, the best bodybuilders might be able to rep out 500 or even 600 pounds on some major movements, but put them under a true 1RM and they crumble.

For a while, I was in the former category. At my first national-level bodybuilding show, I got my ass whooped, because I lacked the size and shape I needed to have that aesthetic appeal. Fast forward a year, and look at the difference:

Oh, yeah — and I added about 50 pounds to all of my competition lifts during that time, too.

So I have a pretty good background in powerbuilding, in addition to my Ph.D. in the history of strength and physique sports; and my eight years of competition experience. In this course, I share some of my "secret" protocols that I believe set me apart from the best competitors and coaches to help you maximize your genetic potential.

Even better: by enrolling in this course, you get the opportunity to join the PeakHD competition team, with guided daily programming for size and strength. You'll find more details in the course itself, but only

Here's everything else you'll get by enrolling:

  • Programming templates for both size and strength
  • Nutrition templates, including supplement guidelines and a macro calculator
  • Exclusive videos explaining my training protocols and theories on poewrbuilding
  • Access to the competition team**
  • Lifetime access to current and future content

Please note that the competition team is completely optional and does require an additional fee to join. If you have any questions about that, just click here to email me.

Your Instructor

Ben Pollack
Ben Pollack

I have been competing in strength sports for nine years.

In 2015 I became the first 83-kilo drug-free lifter to deadlift 700 pounds in competition.

In 2016 I won best overall lifter at Boss of Bosses 3. The following year I won best overall lifter at the US Open, and set the all-time, all-federation world record total of 2,039 at 198 pounds.

In 2018 I earned my PhD in the history of strength and physique development from the University of Texas at Austin.

In 2021 I earned my IFBB pro card at the USA Championships in the superheavyweight division.

My next goals are to compete at the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest and total over 2300 pounds in powerlifting.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is this a program, or what?
Well, you'll get a twelve-week strength program when you enroll, but it's much more than that. This course includes lessons that will help you to make any training program far more effective.

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