13-week Classic weightlifting programme

Improve Your Weightlifting Total With This Classic Weightlifting Programme

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About The program

The things that work tend to work for a reason

With more and more weightlifting content appearing online it can end up feeling a bit overwhelming trying to incorporate all the different training ideas.

So what I’ve done is stripped away all the fluff and put together a tried and tested 13-week classic programme based on timeless, no-nonsense scientific principles.  

My name is Alex Parry, I’m a strength, conditioning and weightlifting coach that helps athletes and weightlifters refine their technique, get stronger and hit PR’s.

Over the past 8 years, I’ve coached everyone from everyday athletes through to squads of national and international level competitors.

And I can tell you one thing for certain, the fundamentals done properly will ALWAYS beat flashy new approaches done poorly.

I created this 13-week classic weightlifting program to give you everything you need to hit massive PR’s. No Fluff or filler.

It’s priced super-reasonably so it should be within most people’s budget, and you can purchase the programme by clicking over there…

Evidence-Based Training To Increase Your Weightlifting Total

What’s included


3-5 Days Per week training schedule

With a mixture of 3 essential and 2 optional sessions, giving you the flexibility to improve your total on your timeframe.


weightlifting Technique Work

Exercises selected to address the most common weak spots for intermediate level lifters.


Comprehensive Instructions

Guidance on how to best run the programme and how to adapt when needed.


Ideal Phasic Structure

Move through 3 distinct training phases, GPP, Strength and Peaking.


Weightlifting Total Peak

The 13th week concludes with a chance to test your maxes and set new PR’s.

sample workout

This is Day’s 1 and 2 from Mesocycle 2 of the programme.

classic weightlifting programme snapshotYou’ve got a perfect blend of classic weightlifting work,  close variations, key strength exercises, and assistance movements.



The full classic weightlifting programme includes 12 weeks of training, with 65 progressive and intelligently sequenced workouts designed to refine your weightlifting technique, get you stronger and improve your total.

"The program was simple but not easy, in the end I increased my total by 14kg"

Rich S.  89kg Competitive Weightlifter

"I'm on my 3rd run through of the programme and still hitting rep pr's"

Carl T. – Recreational Weightlifter

"The mix of %'s and rir's worked great for me, each workout felt challenging but achievable"

Sarah H. – Competitive 59kg Weightlifter 

About the author.

alex parry weightlifting coach

Alex Parry, MSc, BA.

Alex has worked as a professional weightlifting and strength & conditioning coach for almost a decade, coaching recreational through to senior international athletes.

He’s also an assistant lecturer and PhD researcher at the University of Hull, and an Educator for British Weightlifting.

I wanted to put together an evidence-based, well-designed weightlifting programme better than what’s out there, so that you can reliably increase your snatch, clean & jerk and total.

Alex Parry

   What’s included

Which Pieces of Equipment Will I Need?

The only equipment that you absolutely need is a barbell and bumper plates.  Access to something like a GHR or back extension machine might also be useful, but certainly not essential.

What are your coaching Qualifications?

I have a Masters Degree in Strength & Conditioning, Level 1 and 2 British Weightlifting Certifications and Level 3 Sports Conditioning Certification. I am also currently pursuing a PhD in Strength Coach-Athlete Relationships.

Can I Use This Programme Whilst Cutting/Dieting?

Absolutely, I’ve had athletes use this exact programme whilst dropping weight for a new competition weight class.  Just make sure that you’re listening to your body.  You may have to reduce sets if diet fatigue is very high.

What If I Can't Do a Particular Exercise Due to Injury or Equipment Limitation?

Feel free to sub out and replace exercises as needed. And if you’re really struggling, you can drop me a message, alex@characterstrength.co.uk, and I’ll brainstorm a custom solution for you free of charge.

How Will I Access The Programme?

After purchase you will be automatically redirected to a page where you can download the programme as an excel document.  If you encounter any issues, just email alex@characterstrength.co.uk

What Type of Results Can I Expect From the Programme?

Your results will depend on a range of factors including training experience, nutrition, sleep and even your genetic potential.  I’m not some A-hole internet coach who’s gonna promise you a world championship weightlifting total in 13 weeks.  What I can promise is a solid, proven programme built around hard work and quality training

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