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  1/22/2015 -  From:scott / Scott Yard
My wife is training for her first PL competition and is going to compete raw. I have competed in equipped comps only and am familiar with peaking with circa max phases and what not for suits and shirt...

  12/26/2014 -  From:Harley Entwistle / Shane Church
I'm 13 and I'm a powerlifter and i can squat 200,bench 115, and deadlift 240 and i was wondering what you could hit at 13? I've read alot about you and I share your passion for the sport!...

  11/8/2014 -  From:Jared Droste / Dave Kirschen
I am competing in my first powerlifting meet since high school(9 years). How would you recommend setting up my attempts based on percetages? Also, what do you do 2 weeks before and the week of the mee...

  10/23/2014 -  From:Jason Black / Julia Ladewski
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 ...

  9/16/2014 -  From:Ian S. / Andy Deck
Just a general newbie question. I currently weight between 210-220, was thinking of competing at the 198 class. Would i have to be BELOW 198 to be in that class? If I'm not below 198, would that mean ...

  8/13/2014 -  From:LS / Casey Williams
Hey I've got a question. There is a meet I'd like to enter in 6 weeks. I've never competed before, but would like to take the plunge. Although I have not been training specifically with this meet in m...

  6/7/2014 -  From:Brian / Casey Williams
Question about warming up for a butt-crack early workout: when squats are my first lift for an early am workout, instead of doing 5-10 mins on a cardio machine, would doing several high rep, low-weigh...

  5/6/2014 -  From:Flores / Brandon Smitley
Im confused about assisatance work....I like to consider my self an intermediate on squats/deads and newbie/intermediate on the bench...so im not sure what things to work on and what rep range etc...a...

  4/30/2014 -  From:Ian S / Brandon Smitley
That's awesome! And thanks for the tips, I was thinking about USPA since I could use the EFS heavy knee sleeves because they're single ply for raw without wraps. What were your numbers the first time...

  4/27/2014 -  From:Andy M / Dave Kirschen
Hey team, I'm trying pick out my next meet and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I've done a raw push/pull meet with the APF and am looking to do a full meet. I was just curious if anyon...

  4/18/2014 -  From:Ian Swift / Brandon Smitley
Hey Brandon, I just recently watched your video on the 11 things a college powerlifter needs in their gym bag. I'm going into my senior season of football and know that I won't stop lifting til I'm ba...

  4/15/2014 -  From:Brad S. / Brandon Smitley
why is that most powerlifters' squats are bigger than their deadlifts. My squat is around 235 and DL is around 315. is this just common for novices? or is this an imbalance, etc.?...

  4/13/2014 -  From:Brian / Dave Kirschen
Hey Dave, I'm looking for ideas for an assistance lift for back/lower back. My goals are strength & fitness, my current program below shows what I'm doing, the "xxxx" is where i would like to throw in...

  4/10/2014 -  From:Brad S. / Brandon Smitley
i've never competed in powerlifting before but i've been training around the wrestling season for about two years now and itching to do a meet. i'm 17 and 130-135 lbs. what would be considered good li...

  4/6/2014 -  From:Joe / Mark Watts
Hi Mark, Thank you for all the programming options you gave me for implementing the SS Yoke Bar into my 5/3/1 cycles. I am working on Option 1 currently, and am loving the bar. My shoulders and el...

  3/31/2014 -  From: / Clint Smith
What are the best shoes for squatting? Thanks, Ryne...

  3/24/2014 -  From:Eddie / Mark Watts
I was looking for a recommendation for bands. I am starting the Westside barbell conjugate method of training and wanted to incorporate some resistance bands for speed work. I was curious which bands ...

  3/16/2014 -  From:joe / Scott Yard
Just wanted to say thank you for all the advice in preparation for the SD State Powerlifting meet on March 15th. You were right I didn't accomplish what I set out for in my first meet but at least I ...

  3/16/2014 -  From:Mike / Dave Kirschen
Dave, It's Mike that you answered the last 2 questions for in the novice powerlifting section of the q&a. I had my meet today and it went well and I learned a ton. The biggest lesson was for me to b...

  3/13/2014 -  From:Mike / Dave Kirschen
Dave, I'm lifting in my first meet this weekend and I've got a question about warmups. Is it advisable to do a general warmup between each of the lifts? There are 3 flights and what appears to be 34...

  3/9/2014 -  From:Mike / Dave Kirschen
Hey Team, I've got my first meet coming up this weekend. I am jacked about it. My question is about the week after the meet. Should I take a week off, start back slowly into another training cycle or...

  3/3/2014 -  From:AL / Dave Kirschen
I am doing my first PL meet on the the 29th and was wondering when to do my deload.Should it be the week of the meet or the week before and do you have to bring your own spotters in or do most meets p...

  2/27/2014 -  From:David / Clint Smith
Looking to compete in my first PL meet. I will be competing raw. I was wondering if the Metal Powerlifting Singlet is any different then the old wrestling singlets I have sitting in my drawer? Also, w...

  2/26/2014 -  From:Mike / Casey Williams
Casey, Thanks for your advice on my "first lifter" question yesterday. I decided to read the whole usapl rulebook and found that each lifter will perform a lift in each round of a flight and that fl...

  2/25/2014 -  From:Mike / Casey Williams
Hey Team, I'm just under 3 weeks until my first meet and something just popped into my head. Are flights usually started off with the least amount of weight in the first flight and added as the fligh...

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