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The Lilliebridge Training Method!

Want to be strong like a Lilliebridge? Then train like a Lilliebridge! The Lilliebridge training method

By: Team Lilliebridge


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*Notice: This program is not intended to diagnosis, treat or cure any illness, disease or
disorder. It is always highly recommended that you consult a doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough to start this program. Team Lilliebridge, its owners, sponsors, subsidiaries, etc, are to be held harmless for any and all claims of injuries, illness, soreness, etc. that occurs while using this training method. The Lilliebridge Training Method is sold for informational purposes only. Follow at your own risk and listen to your body at all times! The Lilliebridge Training Method is never to be copied, duplicated or posted on any web site or forum (in part or in whole). This is not to be given out! Copyright applied for and pending!

*Before you start, remember form and technique are everything! Its more important than the weight you are lifting! Also, at all times, make sure you have good spotters!

He should have listened!

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Ernie Lilliebridge SR

*#1 nationally ranked Open and Master @308lbs raw (this crosses any and all federations that are out there, this is for the entire USA!)
Ernie Sr. started lifting at the age of 10 and powerlifting competitively at the age of 14, in the year 1986. He started because he was doing martial arts and needed to get stronger to help increase his fighting abilities. Once he started powerlifting, he was hooked. As of today hes 41 and still going strong.

Ernie SR has been unanimously named the best raw strength coach there is by many top sources such as Mark Bell from ST Gym, Ernie Frantz the god father of powerlifting and many more. He has recently taken over the Frantz Power Team and all the lineage/prestige that follows with it. He is extremely well known for his coaching abilities as well as his lifting. *27+ Years competing in powerlifting and 100+ meets *Holder of numerous national records in many federations (AAPF, APF, UPA, SPF, USAPL, WUAP, etc.) *Holder of numerous world records in many various federations. *Best meet numbers raw: Squat - 810, Bench - 518, Deadlift - 777, Total 2011 *Gym numbers raw: Squat-810, Bench - 550, Deadlift 805, Total- 2165

Ernie Lilliebridge JR

highest ranked raw total in the world with wraps in the 220 weight class with a 1918lbs total.
At the age of 12 Ernie Jr. got into powerlifting with his dad. He had been lifting for two years before that through other sports such as wrestling. Powerlifting was about getting bigger and stronger and helped a lot for sports.

Currently nationally ranked #2 in the 220lbs raw with wraps weight class and also 12th

*Powerlifting for over 12+ years and competing for the last 10 straight years.

*Competes in both the 100kg /220lbsweight class and also the 110 kg / 242lbs weight class *Best raw lifts in a meet: Squat 755bs Bench 435lbs Deadlift 782lbs 1918lbs total @218lbs bodyweight *Best gym raw lifts: Squat 750lbs in the Animal Cage Bench 500lbs Deadlift - 801lbs

*Holder of numerous national records in many federations (AAPF, APF, UPA, SPF, WUAP, etc.)

*Holder of numerous world records in many various federations.

Eric Lilliebridge

highest ranked raw total in the world with wraps in the 275 weight class with a 2,254lbs total. Also holds the 275 world record squat raw with wraps of (942lbs/427.5kg)
Eric started off training on his own in his basement doing basic lifting exercises like curls, overhead presses, bench press, squats and sit ups. It wasn't until he started training seriously with his father and brother when he noticed huge gains in strength and size. Eric did his first powerlifting meet at the age of 14 like his father. Eric is now 23 years old. *Powerlifting for over 12+ years and competing for the last 10 straight years.

Currently nationally ranked #2 in the 275lbs raw with wraps weight class and also 3rd

*Competes in the 125kg/ 275lbs weight class **Best raw lifts in a meet: Squat 942lbs Bench 529lbs Deadlift 848lbs 2221lbs total *Best gym raw lifts: Squat 906lbs in the Animal Cage Bench 555lbs Deadlift - 850lbs

*Holder of numerous national records in many federations (AAPF, APF, UPA, SPF, etc.)

*Holder of numerous world records in many various federations.

The Lilliebridge Training Method


*Before you start, remember, form and technique are everything! It is more important than the weight you are lifting! Also, at all times make sure you have good spotters! *If you are planning on doing this training cycle to peak for a competition then week 10 will be the week of the meet. Find the date of your meet for that weekend and back track from there so you know where to start your training for week 1. Weeks 9 and 10 will be de load weeks on the squat/deadlift to rest and recover for the meet and to ensure you are at 100%. Week 9 for the bench will also be a de load week and you will then rest until the meet day or the weekend of week 10. *If you arent planning on doing a meet at the end of this training cycle and are doing this to simply just get stronger and up your gym lifts, then week 9 and 10 will be your max out weeks on the squat and deadlift, with weeks 1-8 being your main training weeks to peak and hit new PRs for weeks 9 and 10. Same for the bench, your main training/peaking will be weeks 1-8, and you would try a new max on week 9.
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*Once starting this training cycle you will not be squatting and deadlifting on separate days. You will be squatting and deadlifting on the same day every week. So, you will be doing both in one workout. One heavy and one light and alternated each week until the very end. When you are on your Heavy squat/Light deadlift day you will squat heavy first then speed pulls after. On your Heavy deadlift/Light squat day you will pull heavy first then squat after. *How to figure out your number from the percent listed for you to do* -Example for week 1, lets say your best squat is 600lbs. Take 600 x .87 (the percent for week 1) that will equal 522lbs. So round down to 520lbs and do it for max reps on the squat. Lets say your max deadlift is 650lbs. Take 650 x .50 (the percent for speed pulls on week one) which equals 325lbs and do speed pulls as listed after squatting. For all the percents listed, you take your best number or PR for that lift, and multiply it by the percent but, always make sure you multiply it with the decimal in front of the percent number. For example: .87 and not 87.

Training Days
The Lilliebridge method can be used for as little as 2 days a week all the way up to 5 days a week. Its up to you based on your workload and time. How we typically do our program is: Wednesday night we will bench after benching we will do our accessory work. On Saturdays we will either squat heavy and deadlift light or, it can go the other way, deadlift heavy and squat light. Sunday we will do all our accessory work that goes with squats and deadlifts. We usually train 3 days out of the week. Rest/recovery is a major key to making gains! Another way you can use the program is bench on Tuesday, accessory work on Wednesday, Squat/ deadlift Saturday / accessory work on Sunday. You can use this program however you want. You can pick and choose your days that work best for you, these days are not engraved in stone.

Squats & Deadlifts

Heavy squat week is highlighted in yellow and heavy Deadlift week is highlighted in red. Heavy Bench is highlighted in yellow and light Bench is highlighted in red. Accessary work for your squat and deadlift is listed on page 12.

Week 1: (Heavy Squat/Light Deadlift) Squat: Low rep warm ups; up to 87% of max. Do it for max reps. Deadlifts: Speed pulls with 50% of your max 3 sets of 3 dead stop reps.

Week 2: (Heavy Deadlift/Light Squat) Deadlift: Low rep warm ups; up to 87% of max. Do it for max dead stop reps. Squats: Paused squats with 50% of your max 3 sets of 3 reps.

Week 3: (Heavy Squat/Light Deadlift) Squat: Low rep warm ups; up to 90% of max. Do it for max reps. Deadlifts: Speed pulls with 55% of your max 3 sets of 3 dead stop reps.

Week 4: (Heavy Deadlift/Light Squat) Deadlift: Low rep warm ups; up to 90% of max. Do it for max dead stop reps. Squats: Paused squats with 55% of your max 3 sets of 3 reps.

Week 5: (Heavy Squat/Light Deadlift) Squat: Low rep warm ups; up to 92% of max. Do it for max reps. Deadlifts: Speed pulls with 60% of your max 3 sets of 3 dead stop reps.

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Week 6: (Heavy Deadlift/Light Squat) Deadlift: Low rep warm ups; up to 92% of max. Pull it for a strong double dead stopped. Squats: Paused squats with 60% of your max 3 sets of 3 reps. Week 7: (Heavy Squat/Light Deadlift) Squat: Low rep warm ups; up to 95% of max. Do it for a solid single rep. Deadlifts: Speed pulls with 65% of your max 3 sets of 1 rep.

Week 8: (Heavy Deadlift/Light Squat) Deadlift: Low rep warm ups; up to 95% of max. Pull it for a strong single. Squats: Paused squats with 65% of your max 3 sets of 1 rep.

Week 9: If youre competing next week de-load Squats and Deadlifts with around 50% of your max just for a few reps on each to work on form, speed and technique as well as rest and recover.

If youre not competing, this is your max out week on the squat! Hit a big PR!

Week 10:

If youre competing you will be resting this entire week until the meet on the weekend; no lifting at all.

If youre not competing, this is your max out week on the deadlift! Hit a big PR!

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Accessory work to do after each Squat and Deadlift training session:


Front squats go by how you feel if you want to push it then do so but dont max out. If you want to go light and hit some reps thats fine too. Get at least 4 to 6 sets in. Bent rows with barbell: 4 sets of 15 reps Upright rows (cable or barbell): 4 sets of 15 reps Leg Extensions: 4 sets of 15-20 reps Hamstring Leg Curls: 4 sets of 15-20 reps Calf Raises (standing or seated): 4 sets of 25 reps Ab work Leg raises lying on a bench: 3 set of 20-30 reps

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Bench Press

*If you are training for a meet do the singles PAUSED. If you are not training for a meet, you can do touch and go if you want. We always train our singles paused, so its up to you! Bench Press accessary work is located on page 15. Week 1: (Heavy) Low rep warm ups, up to 3 sets of singles 1st set (75%) 2nd set (80%) 3rd set (87%) Week 2: (Light) Low rep warm ups; up to 68% of max. Do it for max reps.

Week 3: (Heavy) Low rep warm ups, up to 3 sets of singles 1st set (77%) 2nd set (85%) 3rd set (90%) Week 4: (Light) Low rep warm ups; up to 70% of max. Do it for max reps.

Week 5: (Heavy) Low rep warm ups, up to 3 sets of singles 1st set (80%) 2nd set (87%) 3rd set (93%)

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Week 6: (Light) Low rep warm ups; up to 72% of max. Do it for max reps.

Week 7: (Heavy) Low rep warm ups, up to 3 sets of singles 1st set (83%) 2nd set (90%) 3rd set (96%) Week 8: (Light) Low rep warm ups; up to 75% of max. Do it for max reps. Week 9: If you are competing next week you will be working up to your planned opener this week and wont be benching or lifting again until the meet. If you arent competing, then this is your max out week! Hit a big PR!

Week 10: If you are competing you are resting this entire week, no lifting at all!

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Accessory work to do after each Bench workout:


Sling shot benching. Hit at least 3 to 4 sets on your heavy days do singles or doubles. Start off about 20lbs to 30lbs higher (with the reactive sling shot blue) or 35lbs to 45bs with the (original sling shot RED) then what you did on your last top set of heavy bench for the day, and work up from there, make nice even jumps. You can also do board work if you choose to over the sling shot. Use a 3 board or 2 board or both and hit at least 3 to 4 sets of either doubles or singles. Do this on your heavy day and make sure to make nice even jumps. Usually take your last heavy bench that you did for the day and use that for your start of board work or you can add 20 to 25lbs and start their and go up. Incline bench go by how you feel if you want to push it then do so but dont max out, if you want to go light and hit some reps thats fine too. Get at least 4 to 6 sets in. Floor presses Get at least 4 to 6 sets in. Incline bench with dumbbells 5 sets 15 reps Pec Flys (cable or dumbbell): 5 sets of 15 reps Tricep Pushdowns: 5 sets of 15 reps Side Dumbell Lateral raises: 5 sets of 15 reps Front Delt cable raises: 5 sets of 15 reps Rear Delt raises w/ Dumb bells:5 sets of 15 reps Ab work Leg raises lying on bench: 3 sets of 20-30 reps

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Powerlifting music that we listen to:


Everyone knows youve got to have bad ass music to move big weights in the gym and to get yourself in that zone to mentally kick ass and just destroy the weights! Some of the artists/songs we listen to during our training. 1.Pantera 2.Disturbed 3.Eminem 4.Drowning Pool 5.Limp Bizkit 6.D12 7.Five finger death punch. 8.50 cent 9.Linkin park 10.Hatebreed 11.korn 12.Metallica 13.David Banner 14.The game 15.AC/DC 16.Kid Rock 17.Slipknot

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with us Lilliebridges: http://www.animalpak.com/html/article_details.cfm?ID=643

Some Instructional videos: How to activate your lats on the bench press: http://youtu.be/D_WoiRtKaVI

How to use a lifting belt for squat, bench and deadlift. http://youtu.be/iEYYmqv2Qjg Have fun with this and push yourself to the limit on the max rep sets for all the lifts. They are called max rep sets because you are supposed to max on the reps until you have nothing left in you. Those are going to increase your strength dramatically and prep you to hit a big PR at the end or at the meet. Be sure to ask questions in our forum, anything training related or questions about this training cycle. Enjoy! -The Lilliebridges-

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