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Old 12-19-2011, 04:34 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by tank View Post
I wanted to have a running list of techniques that could be used while training power lifting raw (and even geared), when they could be used, and how often.

When should you incorporate:

-rest pauses on bench press (or other lifts)
I have never found a use for it.

-wrist wraps
I use them on any lift when I feel I need them

-belt
Same as wrist wraps, but as a general rule I wear my belt when squatting anything over 315 or deading anything over 400

-knee wraps
This is slightly more complicated. If you plan on lifting in a fed that allows them, train in them often. If you plan to lift raw, then dont ever use them. Invest in a nice pair of Rehband sleeves if you want something for injury prevention. Knee wraps will def. add to your squats and they hurt like crazy when done properly. It depends on where you want to end up. Basically, only you can answer for this one.

-fast eccentrics
Every rep should be as fast and explosive as possible during work sets.

-overloading
I only use this for portions of lifts. Example are 2 board benches, reverse band deadlift. I dont do heavy negatives or any other bb type stuff. I know many people believe in this type of training, I just have never been a fan.



Please add any you can think to ask about that I haven't included, or if you're familiar please post!


My opinions are in bold.
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