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Advice on Powerlifting Needed


#1

I am 17 years old in the Uk, I've probably been going the gym for about 10 months, and I've just got into powerlifting I just love it compared to normal training.
So here is my current 1 rep maxes
Dead lift: 170kg x 1
Bench: 85kgx1
Squat: 100kgx1
I currently weigh 85 kg
I'm training using the strong lifts 5x5 program currently as I don't have time to train 5 days a week so it suits me best. I'm able to gain strength quite quickly as I increased my 8 rep bench from 40kg to 70kg in a few months and my deadlift went from 60kg to 170kg. I'm wondering if I'd be able to compete as I'm looking at training for around 3 months before starting to go to any meets.


#2

Dear friend, it is never too early to start competing.

What you see and learn by lifting in meets can positively affect your training.

Some people use regular meets as part of their training.

Don’t worry about the magnitude of your total, just post one. Showing up and achieving a total makes you a powerlifter.

Good luck, have fun.


#3

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#4

[quote]emskee wrote:
Dear friend, it is never too early to start competing.

What you see and learn by lifting in meets can positively affect your training.

Some people use regular meets as part of their training.

Don’t worry about the magnitude of your total, just post one. Showing up and achieving a total makes you a powerlifter.

Good luck, have fun.[/quote]
^X3


#5

[quote]emskee wrote:
Dear friend, it is never too early to start competing.

What you see and learn by lifting in meets can positively affect your training.

Some people use regular meets as part of their training.

Don’t worry about the magnitude of your total, just post one. Showing up and achieving a total makes you a powerlifter.

Good luck, have fun.[/quote]

x4