I’m a newbie in powerlifting… trying to educate myself the best I can with the sport…

Since I’m pretty new to powerlifting, I’m trying the best I can to get myself educated with the sport. Trying to learn all the rules, learn all the commands, learn how to build more strength with the big three lifts, learn how to prepare for powerlifting and all that stuff. I’ve been doing so much reading about powerlifting competitions through google and been watching a lot of youtube videos about powerlifting too. I figure if I’m going to consider myself to be a competitive powerlifter full time, I better learn about the sport as much as possible. I’m very new to the sport and I have a lot to learn still. It is all interesting stuff, though.

While I seem to be better in deadlifts than squat and bench, I’m realizing that getting strength will take some time. There are no secret magic tricks to build super-human strength right away. If you want to know why all the great powerlifters are able to lift over 500 lbs. on all three lifts is ’cause they’ve been doing this for a long time. I’ve been lifting weights for a pretty long time myself but I never saw myself as a powerlifter, though. I always saw myself as a bodybuilder type of lifter. I never even thought about becoming a powerlifter until now.

Yes, my squats and bench needs some work but I’m working on both of those every week. I know I’m getting slightly stronger on those two workouts every week the more I keep doing it ’cause my pr’s slowly go up.

I’ve learned that you don’t want to do powerlifting meets all by yourself. You gotta have people with you. I don’t know if I’ll ever do a powerlifting meet alone ’cause I’ll need coaches and people to guide me and stuff. I’ll need people to cheer me on and motivate me to push harder, ya know?

I want to become a great powerlifter and improve but it’ll take a few years. To get more strength, you gotta lift the heavier weights between 3 – 5 reps. That’s how I’ve been doing it really. I can lift over 200 lbs. in deadlifts but that’s my goal for squats and bench too. I want to lift over 200 lbs. on squats and deadlift but that’s gonna take more time. I can reach the 200 lbs. goal this year if lucky enough. Just gotta stay consistent. Keep going and not give up.

I can’t lift over 500 lbs. yet on all three lifts deadlift, squats and bench but I’ll get there someday, though. I’m just not gonna rush and take my slow time. I never used to want to do barbell work but now I’m loving it all. I love benching and squats now. It took a while for them to grow on me.

Powerlifting is a great sport and I’m loving it. Yeah, some people in the sport are going to be egotistical, arrogant and cocky but you just never mind them and only concentrate on you. That’s the attitude that I’m going to have. Just focus on me and be the best I can be in powerlifting. I want to be great someday and don’t wanna mess it up. I’m doing good already but still have plenty of work to do. I’m just getting started.

Kev

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