5’10" 182 is not a powerlifting physique. the guys that are successful in the 181 class (not even sure that demarcation still exists) are much shorter. Since i doubt you have a plan for getting shorter, get bigger. Eat more. You said you could get away with eating more? DO. A lot more. Your strength will start going up. If you aren’t currently sleeping MORE than 8 hrs/night, cut your two a days in favor of more sleep.
Dom’s advice is solid. Eating more and sleeping more still applies [/quote]
Thats a very fair point. May be id simply be better off post-poning my first comp and aiming for the 198 class instead? The 2 a days have been dropped now in favour of the powerlifting programme CT wrote for hawaiituna so fingers crossed im on the right track now[/quote]
sorry, i dont believe in that stuff. Go for it! competitive experience regardless of the outcome can only be attained by DOING IT. You now have a viable plan that has been given to you by an experienced coach(CT).
My old expression was, "paint the flag red, put your balls to the wall, and GO FOR IT!"
You cannot realize success until you have learned to deal with failure.
FTW and just do it. Nothing else matters. Just you and that bar that you are going to explode with. Fuck everybody and everything else.
I love the attitude, and thank you for the motivation Sadly money is also an issue regarding whether i enter the meet, im a student and moneys tight. Im hoping to scrape enough together for it. Id just hate to spend what for me is a lot of money on signing up to the fed etc and then not feel im fully prepared. Although then i guess there will never be a time when im fully prepared. I would want to go there and smash my old PBs and at the moment im in no position to do that, but hey 2 months on his programme could work wonders i guess![/quote]
if money was an issue, then you should not have been talking about doing it in the first place.
stop wasting everyones time and get some balls.
get realistic. noone gives a shit about the boy who cried wolf. because they would kick the shit out of the wolf.
and remember this
"excuses are for losers"
so, go thru life doing the best you can. if you fuck up, you fuck up. there’s no need to put the blame, or excuse, on someone, or something else.
we all make our own choices. regardless of what we may try to convince ourselves, we make our own choices.
now stop your shit.
make a decision… whatever decision
and carry it out.
i’m going to watch a movie and go to bed