About Gaintrust & Our New Powerbuilding Program
Monday is the start of Gaintrust’s Powerbuilding program.
For the longest time, I’ve relied solely on my instincts to developing an approach to getting swole in the gym. It was years before Reddit made it a ‘thing’ that the deadlift and squat the king and queen of weight-room (however arbitrarily) that I was regularly hitting those movements as a novice. Whether it be my wrestling background or my overall enjoyment of the lifts, I included them in my programming early and often.
Funnily enough, I don’t pray at the alter of the squat and deadlift. I’d be happy enough not doing them and I’d probably build a great physique without them all-together. It’s only recently when I was approached at my local gym and labeled, what he called, a “powerbuilder”, that I’ve re-forged an affinity for the big 3 lifts and why I’ve decided to write a program that incorporates favorite things - strength, and looking like a Greek God.
The new program we are running we call Kilauea. Why? Because it sounds awesome and volcanos are sick. If you want to get esoteric about it, sticking with a program week after week is both a marathon and a journey, much like excursions up mountains or in this case, a volcano. Our last bodybuilding program, Everest, we ran in the Winter. Now that we’re headed toward the Spring and Summer months, it only seemed appropriate to heat things up a bit.
Each week, in addition to detailed workouts, members will receive a video montage (as seen below) of the lifts they will be doing, performed by me, in real real time (a week prior). The idea being that we are all doing the workouts together which, I think is the core essence of Gaintrust in the first place. The best way to run a program both in terms of motivation and information is together.
We are very proud of the work we do, keeping things fun, stylish (we think) and informative in a way that we believe is unique to Gaintrust. Below is day 1 of our program for download. At the very least, if you’re a fan of cool pictures and typography, check it out!
We start Kilauea on Monday, so now is the time to take part in the community experience and get jacked AF with us. Hope to see you there!