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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#481 Postby Synny667 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:25 pm

242??!!?? God that is just a dream for me right now! Will be tracking your progress :)
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#482 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:30 pm

242 is pretty average, squats are my weakest lift. Always thought bench was until I went to a meet and found that a 220+ bench in my weight class is actually quite good lol.

Deadlifts are my strongest lift (video on the previous page), hoping to get close to 430 if all continues to track well. Gotta stay focused as I still get days where I miss the running.
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#483 Postby Synny667 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:33 pm

I would be afraid to lift that kind of weight lol. I know my upper body is my weak link period. Legs are strong. Yeah your deadlift made my mouth drop.... I will get there :D
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#484 Postby TallCanz » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:25 pm

I noticed you're into doing a lot of volume with your exercises as well. I feel like it's a great way to get conditioned leading up to the meet. Do you start to taper off when you get closer to the meet? I'm still new to competing and although the guys at my gym give great advice, I'd like to get some advice from someone that has decently equivalent dietary commitments.

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#485 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:36 pm

TallCanz wrote:I noticed you're into doing a lot of volume with your exercises as well. I feel like it's a great way to get conditioned leading up to the meet. Do you start to taper off when you get closer to the meet? I'm still new to competing and although the guys at my gym give great advice, I'd like to get some advice from someone that has decently equivalent dietary commitments.

Yeah I do, although thinking about it I don't know if that's a conscious thing... just seems to happen that way for some reason :?:

If you look at some of my sessions I often go in and just squat, or just DL (maybe with one or two ancillary/posterior chain exercises). But yeah lately I've upped the volume a little, I follow a rough training plan but generally train fairly instinctively. Right now for example I'm finding that the weakest part of my lift in the bench and squat is powering back up out of the hole. So I've been looking at things like Bottom~up squats and Dead~stop bench to try and develop a bit more explosiveness. Next time I hit a DL variation it will likely be speed pulls for the same reason.

Congrats on your lifting btw, very impressive. I'll be following along in your journal as you prep for your meet, good luck! Will it be your first one or you've done a few before?
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#486 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:03 pm

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#487 Postby TallCanz » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:49 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
TallCanz wrote:I noticed you're into doing a lot of volume with your exercises as well. I feel like it's a great way to get conditioned leading up to the meet. Do you start to taper off when you get closer to the meet? I'm still new to competing and although the guys at my gym give great advice, I'd like to get some advice from someone that has decently equivalent dietary commitments.

Yeah I do, although thinking about it I don't know if that's a conscious thing... just seems to happen that way for some reason :?:

If you look at some of my sessions I often go in and just squat, or just DL (maybe with one or two ancillary/posterior chain exercises). But yeah lately I've upped the volume a little, I follow a rough training plan but generally train fairly instinctively. Right now for example I'm finding that the weakest part of my lift in the bench and squat is powering back up out of the hole. So I've been looking at things like Bottom~up squats and Dead~stop bench to try and develop a bit more explosiveness. Next time I hit a DL variation it will likely be speed pulls for the same reason.

Congrats on your lifting btw, very impressive. I'll be following along in your journal as you prep for your meet, good luck! Will it be your first one or you've done a few before?


Thank you very much. This will be the second competition that I'll be doing. I train pretty instinctively too. I have the main exercise of the day and then one other main movement (sans deadlift days because I'm doing the Coan Routine right now) and then get in a good amount of accessory stuff. Volume sort of helps me work out the kinks in my technique as well.

Unfortunately there aren't too many exercises that constitute a heavier amount of weight at the bottom of the lifts and I completely feel your pain on that. I was having some problems with being weak off the chest and decided to implement some dumbbell work in conjunction with my dynamic efforts that day and that really helped me out. Do you do many low box squats?

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#488 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:14 am

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#489 Postby robert » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:28 am

Go get it!

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#490 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:03 pm

robert wrote:Go get it!

You can count on it Robert :D

Have been eating really well, pretty clean overall apart from yesterday where I made a massive pizza. Tasted so good I devoured the whole thing.

Last night I just headed to the gym and did so low box squats, trying to develop some more power out of the hole, speed pulls and some deficit deads. Good session, plenty of calories to burn off lol.
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#491 Postby Cown » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:23 pm

Deadlift slippers?! lol I'm so confused by that..
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#492 Postby jamesxvx » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:47 pm

The slippers keep you lower to the ground instead of sitting higher off the ground in shoes.

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#493 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:12 pm

jamesxvx wrote:The slippers keep you lower to the ground instead of sitting higher off the ground in shoes.

... and they're really, really comfy haha !! :mrgreen:
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#494 Postby vegan_rossco » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:36 am

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jamesxvx wrote:The slippers keep you lower to the ground instead of sitting higher off the ground in shoes.

... and they're really, really comfy haha !! :mrgreen:

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#495 Postby jamesxvx » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:25 pm

Hey Mini forklift, can you tell me how the titan singlet works out? I have to grab one for a meet next year!


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