Powerlifting. Anyone on here do it?

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  1. Defyantly

    Defyantly Aspiring Builder

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    I have been powerlifting for about 5 years so I'm still new to the whole scene. Plus there was a period of about 12 months where I have been nursing an injury so my numbers have gone down. Because of thi I don't compete or anything but I just enjoy throwing big numbers up on the squat, bench, and deadlift. Are there and SSOers that powerlift. I got quick question to bounce off you about a program I'm starting.
     
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    I used to be super into powerlifting for years before I got into olympic lifts.
     
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    Nice! I was always interested in Olympic lifting but the over head squats scare the shit out of me!
     
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    if you want to be super strong, then oly lifts are the way to go (plus they're huge compound lifts so you hit a ton of muscles in one move). Even if you don't do full clean and jerks or snatches you'd still benefit from them. they kind of line up with deadlift and squat movements so it wouldn't be completely foreign. People always think you need full barbells with bumper plates to do em, but you can still do the movements with dumbells or kettlebells.
     
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    I have tried a few of the lifts. The hardest thing for me to remember is that I cant do the same weights I do on oly lifts as I can do on conventional powerlifting lifts!
     
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    It's a common mistake, I've made it myself. The really big limiting factor is the overhead press and being able to get under the bar to get some upward momentum into the move, most people seriously struggle with those parts.
     
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    Agreed. I just started Strong Lifts Madcow program todays so we will see if that will help boost my numbers up some.
     
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    Hey man,

    I'm even newer to the scene!

    I started power lifting last March. I've only done one comp so far but its qualified me for the AWPC in June.
     
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    That's awesome man! Good Luck! I have done friendly competitions but nothing that big!
     
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    watson503 Los Cochinos

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    I started bodybuilding back in the late 80s when I was 15, got into powerlifting not too long after that and trained and competed in powerlifting (mainly APF, ISA, WABDL) up until about 9 years ago. These days I train at home and my training is completely different than it was back then as I'm not competing anymore, I still keep in contact with some people from the sport and will always hold it dear to my heart. Definitely feel free to hit me up if you've got any questions or need any help.
     
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    Sweet dude! What does your training look like now that your aren't competing?
     
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    watson503 Los Cochinos

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    It's really not much - I do three workouts a week hitting the entire body over those three sessions - real light stuff just to keep some muscle on - cardio and shadow boxing make-up the rest of it. The recent return of the WPO brought the itch to start training for a meet but I'm really happy doing what I'm doing now with my music and don't miss being over 300 hahaha
     
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    I deadlift and bench but never competed. I had an idea to compete in bench but I don't know if I will...
     
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    Do it. Competing however small the competition is super fun and you get to make a lot of good friends an connections. Let alone its always fun to "ego" lift in competition.
     
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    Decided to jump into another qualifier to try out Classic Raw (knee wraps). Gives me the choice of competing Raw or Classic Raw at AWPC if I qualify.
     
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    I lift heavy for my weight, but I dont compete.

    Love to deadlift and squat though.
     
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    Deadlifts used to be life now I'm on those squats tho!
     
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    Yessir, squats and deadlifts are the biggest money makers for overall muscle growth.
     
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    What are your numbers Phil?
     
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    Started adding a powerlifting day in my weekly workouts about 2 months ago, now it's like a serious itch that I look forward to taking care of twice a week.

    Mainly focusing on romanian deadlifts, sumo deadlifts, sumo squats, zercher squats, and dumbbell front squats. Not for any reason other than I figured out good form for those and i'm able to safely progress in them.

    I can't for the life of me pull a clean rep in a stiff leg deadlift, my form always turns romanian, can't keep my legs straight... I tried forcing it a few weeks ago and pinched something in my right shoulder blade... the worst debilitating pain I've ever felt the next morning, barely got into the shower and when i did I stayed there for awhile. I'm all good now but what a bonehead move, good lesson on the importance of good form and general respect for the weights.

    Anywho it's in my blood already, amazing what it does to build your strength in such a short amount if time.

    Quick q's for you guys:

    General rep range? How many sets do you aim for per lift type?

    How do you know when you're ready to add more weight to your lifts? For me if I can hit 8-9 clean and deep lifts/squats then I need to bump up the weight and reset my reps back down to 5-6 per set, until I hit 8-9 reps again. How about you?

    Do you drop the weights or lower? I've done both but I don't feel a difference, so I just lower them now out of courtesy to others.

    And how about that rush when you're walking in fresh with no soreness and just about to start your first set? Man someone might as well bottle that feeling and sell it on the black market lol...
     

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