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10/23/2014 7:49:01 PM - Jason Black
I found a powerlifting meet on January 10, 2015 (deadlift and bench only). How should I train for this powerlifting meet? What's a good beginner routine to begin my powerlifting adventure? My current lifting schedule is based off of a mass gaining bodybuilding regimen which I have been following since February 15 of this year . Monday is chest/triceps, Tuesday is back/biceps, Wednesday is leg day, Thursday biceps and triceps and, Friday is shoulder day. As of now I'm biking to and from work to my house and to and from the weight room that I lift at. I lift at a high school weight room. I weigh 160 pounds with 205lb bench, a 295lb squat for three reps, and a 375lb deadlift for two reps. I'm not a very clean eater. I have two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a peanut butter sandwich with three scrambled eggs in the middle for breakfast. My first snack is two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My lunch is composed of two cheese burgers with baked beans. My dinner is two broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast along with Bodyfortress whey and mass gainer with creatine. Over the course of the day I drink about six to eight litters of water.


I'm assuming this will be your first meet coming up? If so, that's awesome!!

Ok, to give out an exact program would be difficult without knowing much about your past lifting experience, your strengths and weaknesses, etc. Plus, that's what folks like myself and several other team members on elitefts do for a living... we coach people like you to train for meets. Nothing like having the daily support from a professional coach who's been lifting and training others for years. You can contact anyone of us to design a program for you, OR...

There are plenty of great ebooks here on this site to get you started:

Powerilfting Year 1 from Dave Kirschen: Powerlifting: Year 1

Brian Schwab's Minimalist Method: Brian Schwab's M2 Method eBook

Dave Tate's Stronger Part 1 and 2:
Strong(er) Workout Phase 1 (E-Book) by Dave Tate

Strong(er) Workout Phase 2 by Dave Tate (E-Book)

5/3/1: 531: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength (E-book)

As a beginner powerlifter, most progressive programs will get you ready for the meet. The ebooks are all on sale, so find one that resonates with you, keep track of your progress and let us know how it goes!

Julia Ladewski

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