Hi, i’m a 16 year old aspiring powerlifter. I’m six feet and weight 170 pounds. During the summer I trained very hard at a local gym, I achieved a 400 pound deadlift, a 280 pound squat (rock bottom, could probably get 320 or so at parallel).
For my first senior year of high school, I decided to take strength training as a class. I figured it would be a free period where I could do my workouts and continue making strength gains. But ever since the beginning of the class, the “Strength Coach” won,t fucking leave me alone and insists I follow his workout routines like the other kids (i’m one of the only people with strength training experience in the class). These workout usually consists of 3 x 10, or volume training garbage like that. Also, we are not alound to deadlift or to do over head presses. I’ll post some examples of the workouts below.
Last week’s Back and biceps workout:
Lat pull down: 3 x 10
Machine Row: 3 x 10
Hammer Curl: 3 x 10
Concentration Curl: 3 x 10
Barbell Curl: 2 x 20
Volume training For chest (this ones from about 3 weeks ago)
Bench press: 10 x 15
Machine flyes: 10 x 15
Tricep pulldown: 10 x 15
Also, every thursday we have to do slow cardio around the soccer field wich is totally useless.
All in all, This class which I thought was going to be beneficial to my goals has turned into a nightmare. All my lifts have gone down, ( I tried deadlifting yesterday when we had a supply teacher, maxed out at 325 >.>). This has runied my hopes of going to a powerlifting meet this year, and it will probably take several months to get back to my previous levels once this class is over in june.
I know this entire thread might semm like a rant, which it is I suppose. But I wanted to ask if you guys had any advice, I’ve tried talking to the coach about my goal and my training program but he simply won’t listen and insists that deadlifting while make me cripped by the age of 25. I really don’t know what to do, and I honestly feel like dropping out of the class.
Thanks in advance, any adive is appreciated,