Getting big for power lifting…

If I want to take powerlifting more seriously then I need to think about gaining weight and getting stronger… I don’t want to lose weight. That’s the whole point of powerlifting, you want to keep moving on up to a bigger weight class. If I want to win 1st place someday and get higher in weight scores then I need to think about gaining weight instead of losing. I don’t want to lose weight, I want to gain.

So that probably means I’m going to have boost my calorie intake which I already started doing. Eating more is key to gaining weight and I won’t worry about getting fat ’cause building muscle won’t get me fat. If I want to get big and strong, I need to eat more and not less. Like they say, “you want to get big, you need to eat big” which is true.

That means I’ll have to figure out my calorie intake and macros and all that stuff. I’m doing research on this stuff right now. I want to be the best I can be in powerlifting. My goal in powerlifting is NOT to fail a rep at a meet and I’ll make sure I get 3 white lights in all of my lifts at the meets like I did with my first powerlifting meet.

My goal someday is to be able to lift the real heavy weights. I can deadlift heavy but I want to be able to squat and bench heavy too. I’m working on all that. For deadlift my P.R. is 210 lbs, for bench it’s 100 lbs. and for squat it’s 50 lbs. I’m just taking my time on the squats and don’t want to rush that one. I want to do perfect technique on all three workouts so I can get all three white lights.

Like I said before, I want to be the best I can be. I’m not looking to be better than other people, I just want to do what’s best for me and that’s a good attitude to have. I want to keep moving on up in weight classes and want to keep moving up my personal records.

If I want to get big and get strong, I’m going to change the way I eat and I’m working on that. I’m also going to have to do less cardio ’cause admittedly I’ve been doing a lot of cardio and actually lost a few pounds I’m noticing.

In powerlifting, will I one day do the more bigger powerlifting meets and go national? Like the USPA and the USA Powerlifting at Arnold’s Sports festival? Hopefully. For now, I’m just going to do the smaller and more local powerlifting meets ’cause there are local ones around here.

I’ll never forget that night when I did my first powerlifting meet on Aug. 31st earlier this year in Albany. My trophy for that is still sitting on my computer desk right now. Powerlifting meets are a blast and I hope to do another one pretty soon and I promise you, I will do a lot better next time ’cause I’m just getting started.

It’s funny ’cause I never really wanted to be a powerlifter until now and now I’m all in on it.


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