i've been lifting for about 2 years and i'll be competing in a powerlifting meet in 3 weeks. i'm curious what I can do in those 3 weeks to get my numbers up as high as possible. there is no gear allowed aside from straps and belt.
currently i'm sitting at around a 300 bench, 300 squat and 450 dead. There doesnt seem to be much interest in the meet. Likely there will be less than 5 people in my weight class.
what do you suggest on nutrition the day of the meet?
an hour or two before the meet? lots of dextrose?
3 weeks isn't much time. I would try to work on any weak points for 2 weeks and give it a good weeks rest before the meet. Are you training within your competition weight? Diet really depends on your weight I would guess. If your 230lb and competing in the 242 class eat like an animal. If your normally around 245-248lbs and drying out a bit to get down into your weight class you have to be more careful. btw I pulled those numbers out of y ass for reference sake.
i dont think the weight classes are normal,
i believe the weight class will be 200-230, 230-250 and 250+
another thing, i can dumbell flat bench 130s for reps, which means i can probably do 135 at least once.
if i can flat dumbell 135's that means i should be able to barbell flat bench 135*2 = 270/.7 correct?
anyways, i'd be happy with anything over 315.
but since i hardly ever barbell bench, i think i'd struggle with even 300.
what can i do to get my full potential for barbell
id say just practice using the barbell.
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