Take your shirt of during summertime and you’re turning heads at the beach. But this isn’t summer, which means you’re more likely to be wearing long-sleeve shirts and a coat than board shorts. So the idea of attaining deep cuts and shredded muscularity may not be quite as appealing to you right now as simply building mucho mass and jaw-dropping strength. Fair enough. With this in mind, we’ve reached back into the annals of training routines to dig up one of the most venerated strength templates ever devised: Prilepin’s Chart. Based on the fi ndings of the legendary USSR weightlifting coach Alexander Prilepin, the chart lays out the parameters you need to calculate how much you should be lifting in a given week, as well as the set and rep ranges required to help you blast through your current maxes.
By the end of it, you just may be repping out with the same weights that used to be your max. Ready to get back to basics?