I’m 42. I started powerlifting about a year ago. I did a charity lift back in May, decided it was awesome and am planning on going to an APF meet in December. I’m loving this.
When I say I started powerlifting, I don’t mean that I have been lifting and transitioned to powerlifting. I mean I’ve never lifted anything in my life until now. Basically, I read all the articles and info I can find on this sport and they’re all written by guys in their 20 and 30s or guys my age who have been lifting for a few decades. The gym I go to has plenty of guys I can ask about form and training and such, but I have tattoos older than some of these guys.
I guess what I am hoping to find here is anyone who, like me, that has never lifted anything other than a beer before their 40th birthday and is now in this sport. What can I expect? What sort of training differences will there be? What should I be acutely aware of at this age? I recently did a 405lbs squat, which was exciting.I’m so close to a 315 bench press I can taste it. My deadlift has been stuck at 435 for a minute.
Anyway, if there are any guys that started this sport late in life also, I’d love to hear from you.