I have immersed myself within lifting for over 5 years now. For about half of that time, I have given all of my attention to the sport of powerlifting. I have read books such as "A Thoughtful Pursuit of Strength", watched countless videos from many knowledgeable experts in the field, read books of periodizations, optimal cueing/form, tried countless setups of the lifts only to experience "paraysis by analysis frequently, thought I was onto something only to either get hurt or realize I was doing something wrong all along.
I even added a Kinesiolgy Minor while attending Penn State because I am so deeply interested in becoming better. I am currently in school for Physical Therapy to learn even more of human performance and how the body should move for optimal performance. The point is that for over 2 years I have I have seemingly not netted a whole lot of gains and my training and lifts are mediocre at best.
I'm desperate and frustrated at this point and would be forever grateful to hear practical advice as to what I should do. For financial reasons I am not able to change gyms, but the good news is that I am at a gym that has everything I need and have spoken to the manager who allows me to use chalk and train for powerlifting. If nothing else, I hope to at least be able to talk to users who may be experiencing the same frustration and listen to the advice of those more seasoned. Any help would be incredible! Thank you!