I’m trying to come up with ways so I can really bring up my numbers on the big three lifts: bench, squat and deadlift in powerlifting. I already came up with a few ideas that I need to stay consistent with the training like I’ve been doing in the past and also never missing any lifts during training. I’ve learned that you’re not going to get anywhere in powerlifting if you’re going to keep missing lifts all the time. You need to keep doing the lifts that you know you can handle. That’s how you actually get somewhere.
I’ve also decided to shorten my training sessions for the big three slightly. Admittedly, I think doing 6 sets for a few reps each is a bit much. So I’m going to do 5 sets for training sessions on the big three from now on. I’ve learned that less is more so maybe that’ll help some. A lot of powerlifters especially the more experienced and advanced powerlifters go from 5 sets to 10 sets during their training sessions.
I think I’m gonna go for 5 sets from now on. 5 sets per training session on the big three sounds good to me. I don’t need to spend more than an hour training on the big three ’cause it does seem like forever, you need to rest a long time in between sets too. Powerlifting is a different game than bodybuilding, both training styles are way different.
I did 5 sets of bench last Monday and felt real good. Seems quicker. Powerlifters always doing so much in their training and in my opinion, less is more. Lets give that a try and see how that goes.
I’m hoping to get a 200 lb. bench and 200 lb. squat before the year ends. If not then I should definitely be able to get to at least 170 – 180 lbs. on both. We’ll see. I’m gonna train smart this time around so I can start going somewhere with my numbers.
In powerlifting training, you don’t want your numbers staying the same or going down ’cause that’s bad and I’ve had that happen lots of times. Gotta stop that. The whole point of powerlifting is that you want your numbers on the big three to keep going up, up, up and up. That’s the name of the game.
If I want to become a great powerlifter someday and earn respect in the industry, I gotta keep going up on the numbers. I’m gonna try the best I can for the rest of this year and all of next year.
I love powerlifting. So glad I got into this sport. Hope to stay in it for a long time.