New to powerlifting
- 09-09-2011, 02:14 PM
New to powerlifting
I have been training as a bodybuilder for 2 years and have now decided to switch my focus to powerlifting. I already have pretty solid numbers for a female, but want to give myself about 9-12 months to really focus on building strength before I participate in a meet.
I have a new program that seems to be working well but I do have a few questions....
1. What are the differences amongst the various federations (namely USAPL vs APF)?
2. We all know how legit "drug testing" is in the non-natty bodybuilding leagues; is it the same in powerlifting?
- 09-10-2011, 09:52 AM
- 09-10-2011, 02:46 PM
09-10-2011, 02:52 PM
Find a legit team to train with to help with technique. Technique is the MOST important thing in PL'ing.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
09-11-2011, 01:25 PM
not sure which organization is best geared. I agree technique is very important. Im always trying to better improve mine.
09-12-2011, 04:43 PM
I am trying to find someone/a team to train with :/ Right now I'm still training with a bodybuilder in a very non-PLing friendly gym (I've already been chastised for grunting and I shudder to think what they'd do if I showed up with chalk) - any tips on finding someone?! haha
09-12-2011, 06:18 PM
i lift in a rehab facility whats more of a bbing gym. i just kept PLing alone and others convereted / joined in. i got a 4-5 man crew now
Serious Nutrition Solutions
09-13-2011, 02:35 AM
as for drug testing, it will depend on federation: for example, APF/AAPF. APF is not tested, AAPF has random drug testing; other federations have no drug testing at all, others its random (or could be targeted too, like all winners or somethign like that). i cant comment on how legit it is, but the penalty is being banned from competing in that federation for a number of years.
go to powerliftingwatch.com, search for meets in your area to determine which federation(s) to join, keeping in mind the number of plies you will be using, and drug testing. you should be able to find the federation's rule book online, but every meet goes over the rules at the beginning to make sure you are there for that just in case.
09-15-2011, 07:22 AM
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