High Frequency or Low Frequency for Powerlifting? What Really Matters


Everyone wants to talk about what’s the perfect frequency for a Powerlifting program. Should I squat twice a week? Four times a week? Everyday? What about Bench Press and Deadlift? More is better, right? This is minutae! It doesn’t really matter how many times a week you squat, bench, and deadlift. To think otherwise ignores the fundamental goal of every Powerlifting program.

Every program, fundamentally, should be designed to get you progressively stronger in a sustainable fashion, PERIOD. Who cares how many times a week you should lift? The question you should be asking is “Am I getting stronger without getting injured?” If the answer is yes, stop asking questions and just keep going. Only when the answer is no is when you should be making small tweaks to your programming.

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