Want to know how Blaine Sumner came back from a gruesome, near-career ending injury to set
two World Records in the bench press in only 8 weeks? The simple philosophies that this
program was built create a solid program for anyone with limited time to spend in the gym, or
coming back from an injury.
After slicing his arm open to the tendon in training squatting 1,025 pounds, Blaine was able to
come back in 8 weeks and compete at the IPF Open World Championships squatting 1,025
pounds, bench pressing a World Record 915 pounds, and deadlift 761 pounds for a total of
2,701 pounds. Follow this 12 week journey used by the Strongest Powerlifter of All-Time.
This program is adapted to the Raw Powerlifter in mind. What makes this program different
than the other Gorilla Squad Programs is the utilization of a General Strength Block prior to the
Specific Strength Block in the other meet prep programs. What this means is more exercise
variation, less specificity on the powerlifts, and more hypertrophy inducing volume in the first 4
The beauty of this program is the weekly changing rep and difficulty schemes and a gear shift
after week 4 to keep the mind fresh and body progressing towards your biggest powerlifting
total yet! To lift like the best, you have to train like the best!