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Old 04-24-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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Don't laugh on this but I have a subscription to Flex and they have a Power Up section this month where they talk about powerlifting mistakes. The list is:

1) Not cycling
2) Overreliance on low reps
3) Insufficient emphasis on other lifts
4) Failure to correct weak spots
5) Training like a bodybuilder

What do you think good list? Anything missing or **** you would add?
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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what's this training like a bodybuilder sh*t!!!

i'm new to the bodybuilder part as far as competing but do most of them really not train in heavy compound movements. cause i still do then do some higher rep assistance iso's.
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what's this training like a bodybuilder sh*t!!!

i'm new to the bodybuilder part as far as competing but do most of them really not train in heavy compound movements. cause i still do then do some higher rep assistance iso's.
All use heavy compounds.

But I think what they mean here is that after a certain point the linear progression style used by most intermediate bodybuilders isn't the most effective way for powerlifters to gain strength. They need to start exploring lower reps, speed training, get to know prilepin's table, Sheiko, etc. If that makes sense.
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i got ya.......i need to do some reading....
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i got ya.......i need to do some reading....
There is so much out there in the strength realm. But in my opinion, you don't need much as a bodybuilder to grow other then food and compounds
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Here ya go. These should hold your attention quite well.

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Wait, this is more appropriate.

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1) Not cycling

This is covered with number 2.

2) Overreliance on low reps

Not really a mistake if your continuing to make gains. However,
cycling to higher reps, can be used for a variety of reasons, and can help
spur new progress if stalled. If it's not broke, why fix it?


3) Insufficient emphasis on other lifts


Only if you have identified weakspots that isolations would help cure.
Which lifts ar they specifically targeting. Include to many other lifts, and your training like a bodybuilder. Let me chase my tail with #5


4) Failure to correct weak spots

Probably the most true statement taken at face value. However you have to be able to identify those spots and have the right plan to correct them.

5) Training like a bodybuilder

The most untrue statement given, taken at face value.





Look, don't make this harder than it has to be.

1. Pick a program and work it.

2. Keep adding weight to the bar whenever possible. (progression is king)
When you stall, reset and make another run at it. Does this a few times, and if you don't gain ground, evaluate your program, and make changes as needed. isolate the weak links, and strengthen them.

3. Don't abandom your whole program, just make minor course corrections.

4. Have fun.
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