Okay, I’m new here and to powerlifting. I have a couple questions. First I throw in a background, so if yo don’t care skip down to the questions, no hard feeling.
So I was beefcake in highschool but learned only what my coaches taught me, which is turning out to not be much. I took a five year leave of absence from weightlifting and got very soft. I started back up about a year ago.
When I started back I used the same trining principles I always had. As I have gotten more into lifting I have started to study it. I’m learning more all the time, some from here some from books. I’m seeing how common bad advice is and trying to learn to avoid it.
I decided that I wanted something to work towards. Some kind of motivation and competition to kep it interesting and decided that powerlifting may be it for me. So that is me up until now, if for some reason anyone has any further questions about me please ask.
When I bench or squat I get these gigantic hickey looking things on my back, for the squat it is where the bar rests, for the bench it appears to be the edges of the bench. Do these go away or am I stuck with getting hickey several days out of the week?
Where cana guy get in with powerlifters? I’m working out at a school gym right now and it’s all body builders and slackers. I have no malice against body builders, it’s just not what I want to do right now.
I would be competing in the open class in powerlifting probably at 242 or the next class up, what is a resonable weight to not make of fool of myself for even showing up? I want to compete but I want to go in knowing I’ll at least be in the pack.
Other than this website what are other good sources and communities for powerlifting? I have found usapowerlifitng.com but it’s not much of a community that I can see. Anything else?
Finally, I’ll take any other guidance people have. I’m new to this but enjoying it a lot.