Learn how to properly personalize your support training in order to increase your total, improve muscularity, and mitigate injuries with the Definitive Powerlifting Accessory Manual.
Get The Most From Your Powerlifting
A simple, customizable approach that grows with you as you progress in your powerlifting career.
It's no secret that beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes should all train differently. How you train support exercises should be no different.
Beginner to Advanced
Customize your program to your goals, needs, and experience level. Revisit your plan as you advance levels.
Learn which non-powerlifting movements will best serve you in the long run and reduce your risk of injury.
Adapt for Phases
How much accessory work should you do 2 weeks out from a competition compared to 20 weeks out?
- Why Bother With Accessories?
Why not just train the Big 3 and nothing else?
- Programming Accessories for Muscle Gain
Factors to consider when writing assistance work into your powerlifting program.
- Sample Programs
Specific examples for programs outlining different scenarios and goals.
About The Author
As the founder and CEO of StrongerYou Personal Training, Matt has been coaching powerlifters since 2014, with a special interest in blending the worlds of bodybuilding, powerlifting, and injury prevention after seeing many preventable injuries occur in powerlifters and recreational athletes in other sports.
He has coached multiple lifters to podium finishes at the provincial level in British Columbia, Canada as well as taken some lifters to national qualifying totals.
He has also competed in powerlifting since 2010 in Canada (CPF) as well as at the world level (AAU) taking first place as a Men's Sub Junior 83kg in 2014 at the AAU World Powerlifting Championship.
At the time of this publication, Matt has squatted 217 kg/480 lbs, benched 156 kg/343 lbs, and deadlifted 250 kg/551 lbs as an 83 kg/183 lb lifter.