Volume Monsters: Training by Brandon Smitley in TrainHeroic

Volume Monsters

Terre Haute Intensity Resistance and Sports Training

Bodybuilding, Powerlifting
Coach
Brandon Smitley

The Volume Monster program was born from the need to train like a monster, but with a methodical method of doing so with ample recovery. In my years of powerlifting, I was always known for the amount of volume that I could program and recover from, and the truth is, you too, can train like this.

This program is a blend of powerlifting and bodybuilding, also known more commonly as powerbuilding. We use big exercises for strength (squat, bench press, deadlift) and bodybuilding based exercises and programming for size and conditioning.

Get the show with the go, while training like a monster AND being healthy.

It can be done. And more importantly, I can ensure you that this programming will also be some of the most enjoyable training you've done. You'll look forward to hitting the gym every day.

Join the Volume Monster: The perfect blend of strength, size, and challenging as hell training.

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Support When You Need It
Think you'll have questions? Want to know the method to the madness or why we're doing something? Don't worry, I've got you.
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In The Trenches
As a full-time strength coach and strength athlete, you're getting programming from not only a lifter, but a coach that runs his own training facility. These are programs that I've personally done, but also written for others with amazing success.
Features
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Access to ME!
Want to talk strength, size, and training with a real strength coach? Don't worry, I'm right here with you.
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Programming 5 days per week
In general programming with be 5 days per week - 2 lower body days, 3 upper body days.
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Exercise Video Guidance
Almost every exercise will be ME showing you how to perfectly execute each and every rep. Leave no doubt in your execution.
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Detailed, expert instruction
With over a decade of coaching and programming for elite powerlifters and strength athletes, you'll have all the coaching cues you could need.
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Delivered through TrainHeroic
Sweating over a lifeless PDF is so last year. We'll push you harder, know you better, and keep you going longer, all through an app.
Equipment
Required
Barbell // Plates // Dumbbells // Standard Machines // Bands
Recommended
Specialty Bars // Sleds // Specialty Equipment
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Sample Week
I will write fresh programming weekly. You’ll get notifications when they’re ready
Sunday
2021-6-21

A

Seated Leg Curl (Machine)

4 x 12

B

SSB Box Squat

6 x 6

C

Walking Lunges

3 x 10

D

Close Stance Leg Press

15, 15, 15, MAX

E1

DB RDL

3 x 10

E2

Hanging Leg Raise

3 x MAX

Monday
2021-6-22

A

Cambered Swiss Angle Bar Bench Press

3 x 5

B

Slight Incline DB Bench Press

3 x 8

C

Machine Pec Dec Fly

3 x 15

D1

Seated DB Lateral Raise

4 x 12

D2

X Band Face Pull

4 x 15

E

Seated Overhead Press (Machine)

25, 20, 15, 10

Wednesday
2021-6-24

A

Tri-Pod DB Row

3 x 8

B

Seated Cable Row

4 x 12

C

Single Arm Lat Pulldown

3 x 10

D

DB/KB Pullover

3 x 30

E1

Barbell Shrug

3 x 20

E2

Hollow Hold

3 x MAX

Thursday
2021-6-25

A

Sumo Deadlift Off Mats/Blocks

6 x 5

B

Belt Squat

3 x 10

C

Front Foot Elevated (FFE) Split Squat

3 x 10

D

Inverse Curl

3 x 8

E1

Reverse Sled Drag

3 x 25

E2

Ab Wheel Fallout

3 x 12

Friday
2021-6-26

A

Close Grip Bench Press With Shoulder Saver

3 x 6

B1

DB Skull Crusher

3 x 10

B2

DB Hammer Curl

3 x 12

C1

Single Arm Cable Tricep Pressdown

4 x 12

C2

DB Bicep Curl

4 x 8

D1

Close Grip Push Up To Shoulder Saver

3 x MAX

D2

Barbell Bicep Curl

3 x MAX

E

Chest Supported Rear Delt Raise

3 x 30

Coach
coach-avatar Brandon Smitley

Coach Brandon is a world record holding powerlifter, strength coach, and personal trainer based out of Indiana. He is committed to helping you with a no BS approach to getting better, whether that be at sports or being a bad ass in the weight room or on the platform.

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Let's Do THIS!

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FAQs
Who Is This For?
This programming is for anyone with a fair amount of strength training knowledge. If you're looking to get bigger, stronger, stay healthy, but train freaking HARD, this programming is definitely for you.
Can I Do This In A Commercial Gym?
While it would be ideal to be training in a good, hardcore training facility, if you're in a standard commercial gym, you can 100% get this done. I give you options to substitute in case you don't have a specific piece of equipment.
Why Should I Pick This Program Over Others?
I've personally trained like this for years. I have been at the top of the powerlifting ranks for years, but also stayed sub 10% bodyfat. If you're wanting to have amazing pumps, get stronger, and truly enjoy training, you're not going to find a better program to follow.
Can I Start Whenever?
While ideally you would start at the beginning of training cycles (about every 10-12 weeks), you can start at any time. Shoot me a message and I can provide suggestions on how to adjust volume to ease you in appropriately. But in general, the best time to start is NOW.
The Proof
verified-athlete-avatar Dave Tate

CEO & Founder, Elitefts.com

Verified Athlete

"Brandon Smitley is part of team “elitefts” and fills the role as one of our Coaches, Sponsors and Authors. This endorsement has been EARNED through the excellent results he has had with his clients and other team members of elitefts.com. We have no doubt Brandon can help take you to the next level."

verified-athlete-avatar Michael Tanner

Founder & President, Purdue Barbell

Verified Athlete

"All of his programming and coaching is rooted in science, but, more importantly, has been tested in the trenches by himself and at least several of his clients. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Brandon, both as an athlete myself, but also as the leader of Purdue Barbell."

verified-athlete-avatar Wil Fleming

Owner, 1Kilo

Verified Athlete

"Brandon is one of the best young coaches in the country. He has taken his experience as one of the best powerlifters in the world, and applied that dedication to helping others."

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