Hey guys first a little about myself, I’m 19 years old, have been seriously training for two years and plan to compete in my first meet this summer. In the gym I’ve hit 465/300/520 but not on the same day. Also I’m about 200-205 lbs. Basically I know more about powerlifting and getting big than all of you.
The number one-rule in getting big and strong for powerlifting is hypertrophy and bodybuilding type work is foolish. One second you’re doing tri- kickbacks and then before you know it you’re posing on a stage in a banana hammock with grease all over you. Not cool.
5/3/1 is also the only program anyone should be doing and in no-way will ever cause an injury. But you should make a tiny variation to it and make it 3/2/1. Wouldn’t wanna crawl into the bodybuilding range.
my thoughts on training, nutrition, exercise selection that shouldn’t mean anything to anyone because I’m 200lbs and haven’t even competed yet, yada yada yada