This episode sees me speaking with strength coach, writer and elite drug free powerlifter, Greg Nuckols. Greg has been writing a blog for some time and I have kept up to date with his articles for the last few months and he is someone I have wanted to get on for a while. In this episode we discuss training for powerlifting, periodisation, training to failure and the importance of bar speed.

In this episode you will learn –

  • Who is Greg Nuckols and how he got to where he is today
  • What is periodization
  • Is there a ‘best’ periodization scheme for powerlifters
  • Is training to failure necessary
  • What is the difference between the Russian and Bulgarian training systems
  • How important is bar speed
  • How bar speed can be used when programming

If you want to check out Greg’s blog, he has recently got a new website at with the content on there absolutely fantastic and I would definitely recommend it. Bret Contraras, Mike Isreatel and owner of Juggernaut Training Systems, Chad Wesley-Smith all endorsed Greg’s previous website which gives you an insight into Greg’s quality as a writer.

Greg can be found on Twitter @GregNuckols

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