July 2, 2014
The bar weight input in the form now allows you to enter any weight. Honest folks using 20 kg bars can enter 44 lbs. Others at freaky gyms can enter 18.7 or whatever.
February 23, 2014
Check out the new Cube calculator for Brandon Lilly’s program.
November 23, 2013
Two great new features that make using the calculator easier than ever...
First, the form now remembers all your data from the last time you clicked the “Calculate Program” button. A big time saver for you so that you don’t have to reenter all your maxes, plates, etc each time you use the calculator.
Second, a special feature for coaches and training buddies: After clicking the “Calculate Program” you will now see a link directly to the program. You can copy this link (just right click and copy link) and send it to a client or friend. When they follow that link, they will immediately see the program you have sent them. You can even save the link as a favorite or bookmark for yourself.
Both of these new features were made possible by a donation.
November 2, 2013
Added Brad Kaczmarski’s new main lift programming option 8/6/3 for Size and Strength. Made possible by a donation.
July 14, 2013
Option to switch from 5/3/1 to 3/5/1 week ordering. Also, Boring But Big option to pair Squat work sets with BBB deadlift sets, etc. Less boring.
July 12, 2013
Folks are excited about the Beyond 5/3/1 program. It isn’t really 5/3/1 at all so doesn’t fit into this calculator...See the new Beyond 5/3/1 Calculator!
July 12, 2013
First Set Last: Multiple Sets options from Wendler’s new book Beyond 5/3/1: Simple Training for Extraordinary Results are now available in the calculator. What do want to see added to the Black Iron Beast calculator? Let me know. email@example.com
July 11, 2013
Pyramid and First Set Last options from Wendler’s new book Beyond 5/3/1: Simple Training for Extraordinary Results are now available in the calculator.
July 10, 2013
Joker sets have been the hottest request from Wendler’s new book Beyond 5/3/1: Simple Training for Extraordinary Results are now available in the calculator.
June 25, 2013
Get Wendler’s new book Beyond 5/3/1: Simple Training for Extraordinary Results Which templates do you want added to the Black Iron Beast calculator? Let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 17, 2013
Added the Bastard option to do the work sets in reverse from Wendler’s recent blog post.
Added a non-Wendler 5/3/1 template called “Karl’s Method” from the Starting Strength forum. This is a two week template that skips the 3’s week and the deload week. Possibly good for someone in the early intermediate stage.
April 2, 2013
A feature requested by several users. You can now calculate your next cycle based on:
- Your Real Rep Max
- Your Wendler Training “Max”
- Your Desired 1+ Set Weight
March 18, 2013
On top of creating the new look of the site, I just spent a bunch of time and energy adding more templates:
- Boring But Big 3 days/week
- Tirumvirate 3 days/week
- Jack Shit 3 days/week
- Periodization Bible 3 days/week
- Bodyweight 3 days/week
- Boring But Big 3 Month Challenge
- Simplest Strength
- Full Body Phase 1
- Full Body Phase 2
- Full Body Phase 3
- 2 days/week Option 1
- 2 days/week Option 2
- More Squatting
- For Beginners