Amit IS a powerlifter. And last time I checked, there are no powerlifting competitions that involve machines. So… yes, this works. I’m a powerlifter, and I almost never use machines. They’re certainly not necessary.
Whether or not you use steroids is irrelevant, I’m not sure why you mentioned that.
I’m also not sure why you don’t use a belt. Belts are legal in every single raw division that I’m aware of. Maybe your country is different, but I compete as 100% raw and use a belt. Wrist wraps are also generally legal.[/quote]
To be fair both of those affect numbers, so not mentioning being natural and lifting without a belt wouldn’t put his lifts in proper context. It’s like hitting a 300lb front squat and saying you “squat 300lbs”… You do, but that doesn’t tell the whole story and may lead to inappropriate advice being given based on assumptions with regard to training age / lifter classification.
I haven’t used the program, but I’d imagine it would be fine for powerlifting as a starting point - if you stop progressing, adjust and continue. I would also advise you to use a belt for your heavy sets, as it will allow you to use heavier weights and improve your strength faster, generally.
I guess I should add that I don’t feel his numbers are particularly useful in determining if this is a good program for powerlifting either, lol. I didn’t look at his numbers when I answered his question.
As for Chris’s response, I largely disagree, in that I think this program can make a person substantially better at the big 3 lifts. It involves them heavily, and the accessory work is that of a bodybuilder. This is largely how I train, when I do use accessory work at all. I train the competition lifts heavy, and I train all other movements as a bodybuilder would. This is pretty popular among powerlifters these days. At the end of the day, Hypertrophy is king, and massive delts, biceps, triceps, and back will all contribute to bigger lifts.