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Default Powerlifting: Why You Need to Compete Now

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Powerlifting 101: Why You Need to Compete…Now

Powerlifting 101: Why You Need to Compete?Now

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No matter how you like to classify yourself, unless you’re competing, you are NOT a powerlifter.
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Obviously I’m biased on this view…but the focus of this piece is not to judge those who haven’t yet competed…it’s to convince you to take the plunge.
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Competition is a much greater CNS stimulus than training is. Learn to harness it, and you will set yourself up to exceed your best day in the gym by a considerable margin, just by stepping onto the platform. The trick here, is that it can take time to learn to control the rush of energy and emotion that typically accompanies hearing your name, along with “bar is loaded.”
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No matter how hard you think you’ve worked in the gym, the meet will tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt whether you really put the work in, or you were just kidding yourself for the last 16 weeks. Your friends might tell you that your squats were “right there” but the judges will tell you the truth.
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without a meet to take into consideration, it’s much tougher to make the right call. Incidentally, in my experience, most non-competitive lifters will make the mistake of going all-out too often, leading to stagnation and injury.

Competitive lifters, on the other hand, tend to make much more progress year in and year out, because they not only know what they are doing, but why they are doing it. Elite and pro lifters know when to toe the line, and when to take a step back.
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