Powerlifting

  • GTPowerlifter

    Posts: 2

    Jun 25, 2015 8:35 PM GMT
    So this is my very first post in a forum so please bear with me. Anyway, I have just signed up for the website a little while ago. My name is Gary, and I am trying to learn what it is like to be a powerlifter. I have thought it out and talked with my best friend, who is also a personal trainer, and he agreed that he think that I should do it. He also thinks that I have the kind of body that puts on mass real easily too. So that being said, I wanted to get into this and get some pointers.

    I had actually lost my job a couple months ago and I have been trying to edge on by as best as I can. So unfortunately, I have not had enough money to hire a personal trainer to help me at the gym with my new workout goals, let alone get a tub of protein from my local nutrition store. I have tried to go on craigslist to see if I can find a workout partner who has experience powerlifting and can give me a few pointers, but I have not had any luck with that. Which brings me to today. I have received a comment on facebook from Kevin Krauss telling me about the site and going on here to learn more.

    So all in all, what I am looking looking for is not only a workout partner who can teach me about powerlifting, but maybe some of the members on here can give me a few pointers as to how to start, what exercises to do, how to eat, etc. I am more than willing to learn as much as I can so I can perform safely in the gym. So if anybody want to reply to this thread, you are more than welcome to or if you want to send me a message, please feel free to do so. Thanks a lot guys!
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    Jun 25, 2015 9:40 PM GMT
    You need to have a health assessment whether powerlifting is for you. If the answer is yes, you need to learn the three canonical lifts including squats, deadlifts and bench presses. Deadlifts are very dangerous and must be executed in perfect form. I will let others chime in.
  • mmmship

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    Jun 26, 2015 1:11 PM GMT
    You are still relatively young. I strongly, strongly recommend that you use a trainer or attend powerlifting classes. Every bit of powerlifting is about technique. You do NOT do it yourself. It's not only picking up 405lbs, it's how you pick it up. Some colleges offer those classes, and as far as I know, some Crossfit gyms offer those too. Go for it.
  • fmrhugger

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    Jun 26, 2015 1:26 PM GMT
    mmmship saidYou are still relatively young. I strongly, strongly recommend that you use a trainer or attend powerlifting classes. Every bit of powerlifting is about technique. You do NOT do it yourself. It's not only picking up 405lbs, it's how you pick it up. Some colleges offer those classes, and as far as I know, some Crossfit gyms offer those too. Go for it.


    I AGREE!
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    Jun 30, 2015 1:41 AM GMT
    I assume you're fairly new at weightlifting. If that is the case, I recommend you get experience with lifting in general before considering powerlifting. That does not mean that powerlifts cannot be part of your workouts, but your strategy should be to get a foundation to start with.
  • ImBlackYall

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    Jul 08, 2015 6:07 PM GMT
    23?

    I was the same age and learned without personal training. (Bodybuilding.com and YouTube, thank you) Never had any injuries. Only a slight knee discomfort due to a short period of time I was doing heavy leg exercises (2x bw barbell squats, 3x bw angled leg presses) and playing basketball.

    I see you're in Philly, as am I. Hit my inbox and we can talk. I go to 12th Street Gym, downtown. Peace.