Power lifting is a sport that you may or may not have heard of. It is a testosterone fueled, ego based, male and female sport to test and push one’s limits in power. Power is the ability to move objects with great speed or force. Anyone can move an object. Most people can move and object with speed or force. Only the best ever make it as a competitive Power lifter.
To be a competitive Power lifter there are some steps you must take. The first is to decide what you goal is, such as a 315 lb bench press. The second is assessing your ability, such as how strong you are at this moment in time. Third is setting the long-term goal and beginning to assess how you will get there. The fourth step is to set smaller goals and develop a plan to get there.
In developing a plan to get to your power-lifting goal, you will need to develop a training regimen and diet plan. You will also need to assess if you need supplementation. Some people will turn to a trainer for this. Some people will turn to informative materials such as books, manuals, or online content. Some people will develop their own way although these people generally use some form of external input.
Regardless of which way you set a plan to get to your goal, you need to make sure it is a solid plan. For example, if you use a personal trainer, make sure they know what they are doing. Some trainers really aren’t that experienced and some are experienced but not with power lifting. The same applies to materials you read and/or use to create your plan. For example, you don’t want to use a bodybuilder program to train for power lifting. Bodybuilder programs will make you strong but they are generally focused on building muscle and size more than strength. If you develop you own plan make sure you create an intelligent design. This same idea applies to your diet and supplementation.
Once you have your plan, you need to implement it correctly. By this I mean do what is laid out in the plan and do it well. Don’t slack off, or do only what you want, or cheat on meals, etc. This will derail you on your goal or at least make it harder to reach. Be disciplined and be focused. It plays the biggest part in your success once you have a quality plan. Stay the course and be determined.
Your program will change over time as will your goals. Quite often these changes will go hand in hand. This is normal and is to be expected. Your goals will change or your progress will plateau. With a new goal will likely come a new plan. When you plateau you must do something to break that plateau. A change in program will often do that. Adapt as needed and continue to plan and train intelligently. If you do this, you will be successful. Best of luck to you.
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