I’m fairly new to power-lifting, I’ve competed as an olympic lifter so my knowledge on this isn’t where it should be but I am learning. I am the Head High School Powerlifting Coach and Football Coach, My question is to experienced lifters.
We have just finished up our last meet, I had one lifter qualify for state. I push powerlifting for our football workouts basically to give us a reason to workout and my kids are buying in! They love doing it and I love coaching it. We have three meets a year, Division Meet (January), North Half Meet (March), State Championship (April). My question is, our next meet will not be until January of 2018. As far as powerlifting is concerned, should I now focus on their “Raw” Max and ditch the gear until next Fall? Should I also start concentrating on other lift variations such as the “Front Squat” “Floor Press” etc more than I do the big 3?
Thanks for your help