Why isnt there a powerlifting sticky for beginners? The beginners forum is all well and good for beginner body builders and sportsmen, but there should be a sticky concerning the basic training program ideas of powerlifting.
For example, I havnt seen before, nor do I understand the significance of Thib’s Pendulum for Powerlifters phase two where your hold for 6,5,4,3,2,1 seconds at the bottom of each rep. My friend got significant strength gains from doing this, but why isnt there more hype about it? I’m sure there are more programs like this which a “bodybuilder” wouldnt know about. What are they?
Having finished the basics of lifting, where does one go if not wanting to be a bodybuilder? 2x2, 3x3? and what about change? you cant just keep doing low rep techniques without cycling, I presume?
There is so much information on this site about bodybuilding, so now that strength sports has it’s own forum I would expect something that covers the things people need to know if they aren’t in contact with a Powerlifting Club and want to simply do it at home.
I for one am from Australia, where powerlifting is smothered and pushed out of sight, and treated like it isnt a real sport! I’d like someone to make an intro sticky and maybe a compilation of helpful sources for a non-club T-Nation reader. In advance, thanks for your help!
Edit: I’m sure alot of people would also like some insight into strongman training too