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|1/8/2015 5:36:28 PM - Lee
Thank you for the answer.
" why would you do this as a powerlifter"?
I compete 1-2x year in PL meets. Raw with wraps. I enjoy training like a PL . I like to be as strong as I can be. It helps provide tangible goals. I am comfortable with the lifts. At 55 I am injured less staying in my comfort zone, with most of my training in the 75-90 % max range .
So I enjoy lifting weights and PHA seems like a viable alternative to mix in my training off season. Thats why I would do it as a PL. I like lifting weights.
"What is my goal for using PHA"?
Several. Improved cardiovascular function ,so I dont get tired as easily. I do get 6-8 hrs sleep regularly. To improve my work capacity in training. When I compete I start strong, but after my 3rd squat attempt, I feel like I am sliding down hill. My 3rd BP is a real grind. By my DL ,I am on fumes.
I live in northern New England, so I pull a sled and do farmers walks mid April to Thanksgiving. This time of year, its mostly inside. We turn a pasty shade of grey and our vitamin D levels are near zero.
I thought PHA could help and be fun for the winter.
Sorry it took so long to reply.
Living in Northern NE is tough in the winter.
I'm in Boston so I get it!
PHA is not really the best approach for powerlifting, but in the "off" season it is not a bad way to get assistance work done and get some GPP/fat loss/conditioning in at the same time.
I would look at setting it up with easy on the old joint exercises while still getting your work in.
A program needs to be economical to work so you can't be running all over the gym.
Here's a quick idea on how do to one day in the same spot:
DB Overhead Press-12
Repeat 4 times/no rest.
I hope this gives you some ideas. You can throw and ab exercise in there too, like the
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