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SBD101 - Powerbuilding for Students
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The powerbuilding program optimized for the college student's schedule and lifestyle
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Program Description

We get it. College could be one hell of an experience that happens once in a lifetime and constantly saying "no" to your friends when they invite you out because you have to go to the gym could be detrimental to your college experience. This is why we designed a college powerbuilding program with 2 variations to help meet your training goals without sacrificing your college life: the 5 day and the 3 day. Both versions are built surrounding a full 16-week long college semester (bang for your buck).

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Program Overview
Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Novice
Goal
Powerbuilding, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding
Equipment
Full Gym
Program Length
16 weeks
Days Per Week
4 days
Time Per Workout
60 minutes
Variation
Variation 1
Variation 2
3x Per Week Program
Program Length
16 weeks
Days Per Week
4 days
Recommended Days
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Variation Description
  • 3 days of training with one optional day
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What People Are Saying(15 ratings)
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4.20/ 5
Bortal Y.Age 31, Man
5 months ago
0 weeks complete
1 year of prior experience
Less than expected strength gains
Less than expected muscle gains
None modifications
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Laurenz Felix S.Age 28, Man
5 months ago
2 weeks complete
4 years of prior experience
As expected strength gains
As expected muscle gains
Marginal modifications
Writing a proper review in the 3rd week is kind of counterproductive yes, but I feel like a few things should be said: I run the 5-day variant of the program as an intermediate and it is suitable for this level, though I'd recommend swapping some isolation/accessory exercises from time to time. The sessions aren't too long but nonetheless intense, and you get a good pump. The back and legs are targetted very well here, I'd add an additional triceps exercise though. My main critique so far, and the main reason why I write this comment: while RPE generally is good to gauge the load for an exercise, it only really works if you're already somewhat close to failure: anything below RPE6 doesn't really make a lot of sense, so RPE3 is pretty ridiculous if you ask me, especially for a set where you already do 6 reps. Leave RPEs for HEAVY sets, percentages are much better for high volume work. That aside, it's a cool program, and I expect to make some notable gains running it.

The college powerbuilding program comes with 2 variations to help meet your training goals without sacrificing your college life: the 5 day and the 3 day. Both versions are built surrounding a full 16-week long college semester (bang for your buck). The first 8 weeks focus on increasing hypertrophy and work capacity while the latter 8 weeks focus on strength and 1 rep maxes. These programs are created with a few things in mind: time, stress, academic and social lives.

  • Time - most college gyms are PACKED. We designed our workouts to be completed within 50 to 90 minutes (depending on procrastination)

  • Stress - EXAMS, QUIZZES, FINALS. WHEW. Most days are RPE based which allows for autoregulation to manage fatigue and stress while other days are linear to ensure gradual progression

  • Academic and social lives - optional exercises to get MORE gainz when time allows

The 5 Day Version

  • Monday: Squat / Posterior Chain

  • Tuesday: Bench / Chest & Shoulders

  • Wednesday: Deadlifts / Quads

  • Thursday: Bench / Back

  • Friday: Squat / Shoulders & Arms

*another workout split is M, T, W, F, Sat (if so, swap D4 and D5's workouts)

The 3 Day Version

  • Monday: Full Body

  • Wednesday: Full Body Upper Focus

  • Friday: Full Body Lower Focus