WATCH: How to Design An Annual Programming for Powerlifting — Weeks 1-5 After A Meet

TAGS: intermediate lifter, preparation for competition, annual plan, advanced lifter, Brandon Smitley, program design, periodization, powerlifting

Ever wondered how to set up your training for the next year? Questioned how to determine when to compete and how to prepare? Not sure how to train in the weeks directly before or directly following a meet?

You're not alone. These are the questions that all powerlifters struggle with during their careers, constantly trying to refine their approach to in-season and off-season powerlifting training. One holistic approach to powerlifting is to program within an annual plan that accounts for all 52 weeks of the year tying together.

In this first installment of this multi-video series, Brandon Smitley starts at the very top of an annual program, beginning with week one, and breaks down the early weeks of the yearly plan.

Brandon's Training Log 

Header image courtesy of Kenneth Richardson 

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