I am starting this thread because I have decided to compete in a powerlifting competition that will be in April of next year. A friend of mine heard about it and asked if I knew anything about powerlifting, I said sure, and she asked if I would train with her and do this competition. My friend (Stacy) is a certified fitness trainer, and is a crossfitter. It was funny at first that she asked me to train her, but it is working nicely so far. I do more heavy lifting and know more about the powerlifting style training than she. It is so far a little difficult for her to get out of the crossfit mindset.
So far we have just been going slow, starting with the big lifts and trying to work with heavy weights and low reps. After a couple weeks we are going to start the 5/3/1 program. I had her read about it and she is interested. I have never actually done the program myself so I am excited.
She will be keeping a very close log, and I'm going to encourage her to make an account and start one on here. She has already taken before pictures, weight, and measurements.
During this time I am hoping to build some serious muscle and gain a good deal of strength. I am nowhere near where i want to be.
I will post some starting weight and measurements for myself tonight or this weekend. Maybe pictures.
As far as rules, regulations and gear of powelifting, I am not very familiar. I have no idea what the rules of this meet will be, but I am hoping to find out some information soon.
I'm also not sure what I will be weighing in at or where I want to be weighing for the competition.
23 years old
5 feet 7 inches tall
don't have an accurate scale, but morning weight is anywhere from 155-165lbs
serious years training: 2
have been slacking for the past year.
goals: add muscle mass and strength
competition goal: 150 bench, 215 squat, 325 DL
but really I will be proud of myself if I actually get up there and don't back out.
33 years old
5 feet 6 inches tall
serious years training: i think 2 or 3 mostly crossfit
That's it for now.
my other log is old and dull and I think I am going to stick with this for now on.
Any advice from anyone? greatly appreciated.