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Scott Yard Powerlifting Routine

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Scott Yard has been competing as a powerlifter for 12 years. The reason he broke the record in the 275-pound class with a score of 2605lbs is because he has always trained hard and simple. Scott Yard graduated from Western Maryland College in 2004.

Breaking a world record at 23 years old comes from consistency and simple training and by cycling correctly. His total of 2605lbs consists of an 840lb bench-press, a 715lb deadlift and a massive 1050lb squat. His 840lb bench-press was the heaviest bench-press done across all powerlifting weight-classes.

Scott believes in raw training and currently competes raw at the USAPL. In November 2010 Scott reached a long-time objective of lifting a total of 2000lbs raw in his 275lb weight-class. His best raw lifts he’s done at meets is 765lb squat, 505lb bench-press and a 755lb deadlift.

Scott now lives and trains in Hanover, Pennsylvania and trains at the Club Natural Gym where he is the Community Living Manager working for a non-profit organization that supports adults who have developmental disabilities. Scott is now one of the top-ranked 242lb class lifters and focuses his training on squats, doing back squats and reverse band squats.

His bench training uses the flat bench which he uses with bands. His bench-press is trained twice a week, heavy and light day. He also deadlifts twice a week using bands as well. Cycling is Scott’s training priority which he is very specific about, saying that training without a long-term plan is not going to increase the weight you can lift year after year.

We simply do not have the space to include Scott’s 12-week cycle that he trains so we have included just the first two weeks in order to give you a good idea on how and why he trains the way he does:

Week 1:

Monday: Max-effort Squat and Deadlift
Low box squat working up to 3RM
Straight-legged deadlifts 4 X 8 reps
Incline bench sit-ups 4 X 15 reps

Wednesday: Max-effort Bench-press
Close grip bench-press, working up to 3RM
T-bar rows 4 X 8 reps
Lying D/B extensions 4 X 12 reps

Friday: Speed Squats
Box squats 45% 1RM 8 X 2 reps
Speed deadlift 65% 1RM 6 X 1 reps
Straight-legged deadlifts 4 X 8 reps
Incline bench sit-ups 4 X 15 reps
Sunday: Speed Bench
Speed bench 45% 1RM 9 X 3 reps
T-bar rows 4 X 8 reps
Lying D/B extensions 4 X 12 reps

Week 2:

Monday: Max-effort Squats and Deadlifts
Rack Pulls working up to a 3RM
Straight-legged deadlifts 4 X 8 reps
Incline bench sit-ups 4 X 15 reps

Wednesday: Max-effort Bench-press
Floor Press working up to a 3RM
T-bar rows 4 X 8 reps
Lying D/B extensions 4 X 12 reps

Friday: Speed Squats
Box squats 50% 1RM 8 X 2 reps
Speed deadlift 70% 1RM 6 X 1 rep
Straight-legged deadlifts 4 X 8 reps
Incline bench sit-ups 4 X 15 reps
Sunday: Speed Bench
Speed bench 50% 1RM 9 X 3 reps
T-bar rows 4 X 8 reps
Lying D/B extensions 4 X 12 reps

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