I was thinking this would be a sticky but I couldn’t find a relevant thread so here goes. I have read a lot around here about lifting with goals. Personally I don’t want to go the bodybuilding route right now. So, power lifting seems to be a way to compete and train with goals in mind.
Questions for those with more knowledge than I:
How does one start getting into power lifting? I am assuming I need to find a gym that has a program.
I live near Olympia, WA. Anybody know of any programs in the area?
I’m at 190-195 weight right now with est. 265/315/335 bench/DL/squat. I feel I have way more potential but are these number ok enough to get started?
Thanks for any links or info… [/quote]
My suggestion? Buy Mark Rippetoe’s “Starting Strength” and “Practical Programming” books. Those books are the ONLY source of training info you’ll ever need, ever. Anything else is just a bonus… and possibly bogus… And then get a gym membership… Or better yet, build a home gym the best power rack you can have.
Other awesome books to buy:
-Westside book of methods
-Any of Christian Thibaudeau’s books
-Any of Tudor Bompa’s books
-Power to the People
-Science and Practice of strength training
-Any of Yuri Verkhoshansky’s books (not quite sure if he had more than one…)
I’ve read one of the russian translated books before… Big mistake. I forgot the title, but it really sucked. I think it was the “Training of a weightlifter” or something similar…
Some equipments that are not really necessary, but would be awesome to have:
-Nearly all products from elitefts.com
-Olympic weightlifting platform (a great way to drop the bar when deadlifting)
Great websites to visit:
-google.com (greatest ever!!!)
-is there anything better than the three?