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The Python strength program generator.

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Example strength training program library

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Project summary

Streprogen (short for strength program generator) is a Python 3.6+ package which allows the user to easily create dynamic, flexible strength training programs. The main features are:

  • Sensible defaults: We aim for sensible default values for all input parameters, giving the novice strength athlete some guidance on parameter selection. The software will raise warnings for unreasonable input parameters, but will still run.
  • High level of customization: Every important parameter can be changed by the user. It is possible to create long-term training programs with several layers of periodization for advanced planning.
  • Simple interface: The software should be usable even by people with little Python knowledge.
  • Pretty output: Training programs may be saved as .txt, .html or .tex files. Print it and bring it to the gym.


Here’s how to install the software on your local machine.

  1. Download Anaconda distribution of Python 3.x from the Anaconda Website.
  2. Install streprogen from PyPI.
    1. Windows: Open the Anaconda prompt from the start menu and run pip install streprogen.
    2. Linux: Open the terminal and run pip install streprogen.
  3. Open a Python Editor (such as Spyder, which comes with Anaconda).
  4. Copy the example below and run it to get started.

Sample code

from streprogen import Program

# Create an 8-week program, rounding every exercise to nearest unit og 5kg
program = Program("My first program!", duration=8, units="kg", round_to=5)

with program.Day("Day A"):
    program.DynamicExercise("Bench press", start_weight=80, min_reps=3, max_reps=8)
    program.DynamicExercise("Squats", start_weight=100, min_reps=3, max_reps=8)

with program.Day("Day B"):
    program.DynamicExercise("Deadlifts", start_weight=100, min_reps=2, max_reps=7)
    program.StaticExercise("Curls", "3 x 10 @ 18kg")

# Render the program, then print it
Program: My first program!

Program parameters
  duration: 8
  reps_per_exercise: 25
  intensity: 83
  units: kg
Exercise information
  Day A
   Bench press    80kg -> 89.6kg
    reps: [3, 8]   weekly inc.: 1.5%
   Squats        100kg -> 112kg
    reps: [3, 8]   weekly inc.: 1.5%
  Day B
   Deadlifts     100kg -> 112kg
    reps: [2, 7]   weekly inc.: 1.5%
   Curls         3 x 10 @ 18kg
 Week 1
  Day A
   Bench press   8 x 60kg   7 x 65kg   7 x 65kg   7 x 65kg
   Squats        8 x 75kg   7 x 80kg   7 x 80kg   7 x 80kg

  Day B
   Deadlifts     7 x 80kg   7 x 80kg   6 x 80kg   6 x 80kg   5 x 85kg
   Curls         3 x 10 @ 18kg

 Week 2
  Day A
   Bench press   7 x 65kg   7 x 65kg   6 x 65kg   5 x 70kg   5 x 70kg
   Squats        7 x 80kg   7 x 80kg   6 x 85kg   5 x 85kg   5 x 85kg

  Day B
   Deadlifts     7 x 80kg   7 x 80kg   6 x 85kg   5 x 85kg   5 x 85kg
   Curls         3 x 10 @ 18kg

 Week 3

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