Earlier this year I posted a bench press program called the 2 Plate Special. It was created to help the myriad of lifters stuck around a 180-240 bench press max bust through plateaus and make progress. While I knew this training protocol would help, I didn’t expect it to catch on like wildfire.
The feedback for this program has been nothing short of amazing. High volume rep work seems to be the spark that many trainees needed to re-ignite progress. Along with the testimonials I’ve received touting this program’s effectiveness, I am also getting the following type of questions:
Can I use this program for lifts like squats, deadlifts, overhead presses and rows?
The answer is, of course, yes.
The following workout is just that; a complete program based around my 20-rep training protocol. I call this training system a powerbuilding workout because it will not only help you bust through strength plateaus, but it will also help you to pack on muscle mass in the process.
I recommend running this program for a minimum of 4-6 months. If you are able to commit for a full year, I am confident you will reap a bounty of benefits. Regardless of how long you run the program, please let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear your story and learn about your strength and muscle building progress.
Understand that this program is not really anything I would run while trying to lose fat. Consider Wild 20 to be a bulking program. Keep your calories at 300 to 500 above maintenance levels, and your protein intake no less than 200 grams per day.