View Full Version : Looking for a few opinions.

07-15-2006, 06:58 PM
Hey everybody..I am probably one of the youngest guys on this forum but I will tell you a little about myself. I am 14 years old and weigh about 123 pounds, and I started lifting last year with my dad. We go to powerhouse, pretty much every day taking about 1 or 2 days off a week on average. When i started I weighed 100 pounds wet..alright. I am going into highschool this September and want to join the powerlifting team. I will probably compete in the 122 pound weight class but i just want an idea from you guys on how you think I will do. I will list what i can do for deadlifts, squats, and bench press since those 3 exercises are used when you powerlift. Any advice is appreciated and thanks for your time guys!

Bench Press: 145 for 3
Squat: 205 for 3
Deadlift: 225 for 4
Total score: 575 lbs.

Paul Stagg
07-15-2006, 07:29 PM
We can't know how you'll do, other than you'll have made the leap to actually compete, which is an accomplishment in itself.

Show us what you can do.

If those are easy triples, I would open with those weights, assuming the meet is tomorrow. If it's not, then we couldn't possibly know where you'll be.

07-15-2006, 09:37 PM
Those are strong numbers for someone your age, keep at it and you will be very strong

07-16-2006, 09:30 AM
Considering your age, bodyweight and experience, those numbers are fantastic. And you're not even close to your strongest. You're muscles are going to mature and get even stronger. Plus your testosterone level is going to get nice and high. So stick with it and I'm sure you'll be a great powerlifter. Hell, you're almost deadlifting double your bodyweight--that's impressive. Just train smart, and listen to your body; your tendons aren't at their strongest point yet, so try and stay injury-free. Great start!

Chris Rodgers
07-16-2006, 04:45 PM
I agree with these guys.

Good luck with it and let us know how your training goes.

07-19-2006, 06:18 PM
thanks for a couple opinions..anything else? any advice or anything from any of the experienced older guys?

07-24-2006, 09:48 PM
Those numbers are awesome for somebody as young as you.

07-25-2006, 07:24 PM
What does your routine look like now? You said you are only taking off 1-2 days a week. just curious as to what your split is and if there is any special training cycle you are following ex: Westside, Metal Militia, 5x5 etc etc

07-25-2006, 07:47 PM
Keep it simple. Lift heavy and eat big. Get plenty of rest. Ask questions and learn as much as you can. You're getting a good, early start and you're in the right place to learn about training.

07-25-2006, 08:12 PM
Thanks for the replies...my routine goes something like this..
Sunday Legs: I start with squats doing about 6 sets..warmup with 105 for 12, then i do 135 for 10...then 165 for 6-8...then 190 for 4...then 205 for as many as i can..usually 3..then i do some hack squats and get tons of reps with down sets..followed my calfs and leg extenstions with a hamstring machine.
Monday Chest: Flat bench warm up with 75 lbs. for 12 then go to 95 for 10 then 115 for 7 then go to 135 for 5 and do 145 for as many as i can..usually 3 starting to get 4. Next i do 4 sets of decline for reps. Next i do Incline 3 sets for reps. Then flat dumbells for 3 sets..of 10 reps..then i do some pushups and light flies. Thats my chest workout.
Tuesday Shoulders: start with seated military presses starting with 75 lbs. for 10 then i go to 95 for 7 then go to 105 for 4 then go to 120 for as many as i can usually getting 3 or 4. Next i do shoulder presses with dumbells usually using 35s for 2 sets then 40s for 1 set of 6. Next i blast them out with 4 machines and i am done with shoulders..
Wednesday Usually a day off..
Thursday Tris and Bis I start with dumbells behind the head for tris usually doing about 10 reps with 35s to warmup. then i use 40s for 8..then 50s for 6 and 60s for about 4..after that i do a downset with 50 for 10 reps then a downset of 40s for about 12 reps...next i do some tri machines and then i start bis...i dont really know any exercises for bis besides dumbell curls and straight bar curls but i do the best i can to fill them up..i also use a cable machine to pump them up.
Friday Deadlifts and Upper Back Start with 105 for 10..then go to 130 for 10 then 155 for 8 then 185 for 6 then 205 for 6 then 225 for as many as i can..next i do lat pulldowns and some other machines but i need some work on my back so any advice on workouts there?
Saturday Day Off

I do a lot of reps and sets when i workout which i think is good...but i would like some critique on my scheadule. Keep in mind i have a spot for most of the sets..im looking for new workouts or any ideas to help me get stronger. Thanks ahead of time guys.

07-25-2006, 11:51 PM
i just hit 155 for 2 on the bench baby!!!

07-26-2006, 07:51 PM
Holy **** you are doing a TON of work!!! I bet you are doing about 3 times as much work as I do!!!!! On Chest I'm willing to bet it is probably over trained that is alot!!!! Back movements definatley needs some work.

First off what are your goals? Do you wanna compete or just increase your bench,squat and deads just for the sake of saying there big? Are you wanting to add a lot of mass? I dont think you wanna lose weight :)

Let me know what your goals are and we can go form there. From what i'm looking at it seems alot like a Bodybuilding routine and you are trying to pack on size. If that is the case we need to stick to the BASICS nothing fancy smancy, just HARD BASIC HEAVY MOVES!!!!

Get back at me!!!!


07-27-2006, 12:24 AM
thanks for the reply wolfe...i think your a cool dude and your strong as hell. well i definetly dont want to lose anymore weight im trying to put on some mass and solid muscle.im gona be a freshman in high school so i want to compete on the powerlifting team. I am trying to get my squats deads and bench all up so i can have decent numbers for competition. and yes my back is lacking i need some workouts for that if you can help out...thanks man

07-27-2006, 05:09 AM
powerhouse i introduce to you Barbell Rowing.
If your back is lagging include BB Rows. They rock my socks! lol
And damn man, 120lbs on shoulder press, that is damn impressive at your weight and age.

07-27-2006, 02:13 PM
powerhouse email me at bigbadwolfe800@yahoo.com


07-28-2006, 02:22 PM
thanks for the replies..check your email wolfe..

08-03-2006, 02:19 PM
You never mentioned the 165 lift...CONGRATS!!!