This 16-week squat program appeared in the November 2002 issue of Pure Power Mag (volume 2, number 6) in an article by James Krieger, Dan Wagman and Rob Wagner titled Training for Superiority - One Size doesn't Fit All. The article discusses both training for speed-strength (for athletes who do not need to display absolute power) and absolute-strength (powerlifters), this is the absolute strength program. The program also includes examples of how the bench press and deadlift can be fitted in to create a complete three-lift program, but without any details on exercise selection and loading parameters.
The program consists of three distinctive cycles or phases. The first cycle runs from weeks 1 to 7 (raw to build a foundation), the second from weeks 8 to 13 (knee wraps and belt recommended) and the third one from weeks 14 to 16 (peaking and taper off, done with all powerlifting gear). The program comes with four categories of assistance work:
As should be clear by now, this program is designed around equipped powerlifting. Don't take this as expert advice, but if you are going to do this for raw lifting you should probably use your competition max throughout the program as you are not taking a hit during the first seven weeks from not wearing the gear you don't have.