Days per week:
Gain power and muscle
Number of exercises:
Type of exercises:
- 13 compound
- 12 isolation
PHUL workout description
The P.H.U.L workout is based around the basic principles of strength gain and size. This program will allow you to work all of these muscles, both upper and lower, within two types of workouts.
PHUL Workout Schedule:
This training program consists of 4 workouts:
Workout – 1 (upper power)
Workout – 2 (lower power + abdominal muscles)
Workout – 3 (upper hypertrophy)
Workout – 4 (lower hypertrophy)
Training days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Day 1: Upper power
|Barbell bench press||3-4||3-5|
|Incline barbell bench press||3-4||6-10|
|Bent over row||3-4||3-5|
|Close grip pull ups||3-4||6-10|
|Hanging Leg Raise||4||6-10|
|Rest between sets – 60 seconds, Rest between exercises – 5 minutes.|
Day 2: Lower power
Day 3. Rest.
Day 4: Upper Hypertrophy
|Incline Barbell Bench Press||3-4||8-12|
|One Arm Dumbbell Row||3-4||8-12|
|Dumbbell Lateral Raise||3-4||8-12|
|Cable Tricep Extension||3-4||8-12|
Day 5: Lower Hypertrophy
Day 6. Rest.
Day 7. Rest.
Principles of PHUL workout:
Frequency: Unlike most split programs, where each muscle group is worked on once a week, PHUL targets the same muscle groups, but twice within a week.
Compound exercises. The PHUL program focuses on multi-joint exercises. Despite the fact that there are many isolation exercises within the program, the main goal is to improve performance within both push and pull exercises.
Power. 2 days out of the 4 within the program are used for strength training. PHUL is designed for people who are already familiar with strength training, but the task of choosing the selected weight and its progression, falls on the athlete or bodybuilder that is following the program.
Hypertrophy. In addition to 2 power days, 2 days in the program will focus on hypertrophy. This will allow you to build muscle mass more efficiently.
- You should start off with low reps and gradually increase the load throughout the exercise.
- It is recommended to reach muscle failure within the hypertrophy exercises.
- The order in which the exercises are set, should not be changed within the program.
Abdominal muscle exercises are optional. You can add these exercises into the end of the lower muscle group workouts.