View Full Version : What helped your power lifts?

02-08-2008, 07:55 AM
I have seen this on other forums and thought it was a good idea to start this thread here.

What top 3 movements/exercises have helped the most to bring up your big 3?

I'm weak as hell but here goes.....

Bench: military press, speed work, paused close grip
Squat: Box squat, Squats with bands, GHR
Deadlift: suspended GM, DL from deficit, Romanian DL

02-08-2008, 08:01 AM
Squat: Safety bar squats, Good mornings, band squats
Bench: Triples in the shirt, Rotating boards, All lat work
Dead: Heavy speed deads, Reverse bands, GMs.

02-08-2008, 08:03 AM
squat - top end work
bench - perfecting form
deadlift - top end work

02-08-2008, 08:37 AM
Doing the actual exercises and using progressive overload.

02-08-2008, 08:51 AM
Squat: squats, squats, squats
bench: bench, squat, rack presses
deadlift: deadlift, squat, rack pulls

I'm not advanced beyond the point where the basics aren't getting me stronger. I have found tremendous success with doing rack lockouts for my bench but other than that the exercises themselves are still making me stronger. By doing the lifts more often under varying waves of intensity and volume I've done better than really trying anything else. My squat is still getting better, my bench has stalled slightly but that's another issue and my deadlift is still moving up right behind my squat.

More squatting.

Travis Bell
02-08-2008, 09:17 AM
Squats : box squats at or above parallel, high band tension and GM's
Bench : Cycling band tension, high board presses (with and without bands) and speed work
Deadlift : band pulls, speed pulls, going back to conventional pulling

BPM Osgood
02-08-2008, 10:34 AM
Squat - Other then Squats... Wide Stance Squats

Bench - Board Presses, DB Extensions, Pause Brd Speed Bench.

Deadlift - Wide Legged Stiff Legs DL, Stiff legged DL, BD Rows

02-08-2008, 10:37 AM
bench - volume, closegrip, and skull crushers
squats - squats, heavy ab work
deadlifts - deadlifts and squats

02-08-2008, 11:30 AM
Bench: CGBP, Floor Presses, Pause Presses
Squat: Box squat, GM, pull throughs
Deadlift: SLDL, Rack Pulls

02-08-2008, 05:19 PM
S: box squats, bands
B: boards, floor presses, rows, and tricep work
D: bands, chains, rack pulls

+speed work