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This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The

reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and

particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical

attention.



Like any sport involving heavy weight implements, balance and environmental

factors, Powerlifting poses some inherent risk. The author advises readers to take

full responsibility for their safety and know their limits. Before practicing the skills

described in this book, be sure that your equipment is well maintained, and do not

take risks beyond your level of experience, aptitude, training, and comfort level.



Any logos and trademarks used in this book were used in an editorial manner with

no intention of illegal use. All third party logos and trademarks are property of their

proper owners.





All Rights & Liabilities Reserved By Gorilla Squad, LLC

Copyright © 2016







Blaine Sumner can be reached via email

[email protected]

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With that being said, other tools in the gym certainly have their place. I find that

auxiliary equipment is best used for training while injured. Certain specialized

equipment can allow you to work lifts similar to the competition movements. By

removing certain variables utilizing other equipment you can find something that

allows you to practice the movement with reduced pain. An example would be

when I tore my hip labrum and was unable to perform raw squats. I experimented

with different bars, squat styles, and equipment until I figured out a recipe that

could maintain my strength without performing raw squats and aggravating my

injury. I found that even though I could not perform raw squats in my style, I could

still do front squats, belt squats, GHR, Reverse Hyper, and squats in supportive

squat briefs with very limited pain. Working these different movements allowed

me to train around my injury while not losing very much strength until I could

return to training raw squats. This is just one example of how auxiliary equipment

can be used to work around an injury.

95% of my time spent training is in this room with nothing but a rack, barbell, and plates

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Another note on assistance work and using machines is that the more novice the

athlete is, the easier it is for them to gain strength in the competition movements

by training with less specific movements. If you take an athlete who has never

performed a squat before, their squat would see great improvement by performing

nothing but good mornings and leg extensions. Conversely, if you took an elite

powerlifter and had them perform exclusively the same movements, their squat

would go down. In summary, a novice athlete will see strength gains from much

less specific programming and by the use of non-specific machines and equipment.

The more advanced a lifter is, the more specific their exercises and programming

needs to be.

Many of the strongest, most physically freaky athletes in the world are football

players. Their priority is being a football player and athlete. Becoming stronger and

faster in the weight room is secondary. But even with strength training being

secondary for them, these are some of the strongest men in the world. If you take

a look at a college or NFL training facility, what will stand out the most is the huge

number of power racks and platforms stretching as far as the eye can see. Other

equipment and machines are used, but only as a very small fraction of the total

work put in. These athletes are built in the racks and on the platforms using squats,

bench presses, deadlifts, overhead presses, and cleans. Just like world class

powerlifters in Russia, Ukraine, and Norway, they spend their time with practically

nothing but a rack, bar, and platform. Looking at NFL players and the strongest

powerlifters in the world, the common denominator in their strength regime is the

simplistic use of this basic equipment. Below is my list of the most important items

needed for a well-equipped gym. Even if you stopped reading after #4, you would

still have all you need to become a world class strength athlete.

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DAY 1 Squat #1 Squat #2 Squat #3 Wildcard WC

DAY 2 Bench #1 Bench #2 Bench #3 Wildcard WC

DAY 3 Deadlift #1 Deadlift #2 Deadlift #3 Wildcard WC

DAY 4 Wildcard WC Wildcard WC Wildcard WC

GENERAL MOVEMENT & PRIORITY

CLASSIC CHIMP PROGRAM

Sets Reps Tank % Sets Reps Tank % Sets Reps Tank % Sets Reps Tank

1 5 8 4 70% 3 8 4 70% 3 8 4 70% 5 15 2

2 5 7 3 74% 3 7 3 74% 3 7 3 74% 5 15 2

3 5 6 2 79% 3 6 2 79% 3 6 2 79% 5 15 2

4 5 5 5 74% 3 5 5 74% 3 5 5 74% 5 15 2

5 5 5 3 79% 3 5 3 79% 3 5 3 79% 5 12 2

6 5 5 2 81% 3 5 2 81% 3 5 2 81% 5 12 2

7 5 3 1 88% 3 3 1 88% 3 3 1 88% 5 12 2

8 5 3 5 79% 3 3 5 79% 3 3 5 79% 5 12 2

9 5 3 3 83% 3 3 3 83% 3 3 3 83% 5 10 2

10 5 2 2 88% 3 2 2 88% 3 2 2 88% 4 10 2

11 5 2 1 91% 3 2 1 91% 3 2 1 91% 3 10 2

12 5 1 5 83% 3 1 5 83% 3 1 5 83% 0 10 2

LOADING TABLE

CLASSIC CHIMP PROGRAM

WEEK
Priority #1 Priority #2 Priority #3 Wildcard

LOADING PARAMETERS

THE CLASSIC CHIMP PROGRAM

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would first and foremost like to thank my parents for raising me with good values,

giving me every opportunity to succeed growing up, and editing this book.



Dan & Jen Gaudreau for getting me involved in powerlifting and teaching me good

habits early.



Mike Tuchscherer for opening my eyes to scientifically approaching training.



Chad Wesley Smith for inviting me to be part of the Juggernaut Family and helping

me grow in this industry.



Dan Onishuk and the Promera Sports Family for the support for so many years.



Pete Alaniz & Isiah Tijerina and the Titan Family for being brothers in this sport and

keeping my body healthy.



Newnam from Colorado. Bill Collins and Derek Lang from Wyoming. Brandon

Stevens, Matt Taylor, and Chris Thompson from Oklahoma.

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