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Your First Powerlifting Meet

First, congratulations on thinking of entering a meet — you'll love it. It takes guts to get out on a platform and be judged by your peers and I admire anyone who does it. Second, just do it! You don't have to be an all-star the first time you go to a meet. The important thing is to get in one and see if you like it. No one's going to judge you as a person on how much weight you lift; and if they do, their opinions aren't worth a watery dump. Since you are new to this, let me offer a few points.

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Pressing the Bar Overhead Kicks Ass

I needed to rely on my gut and my experience, and certainly not any trends. I had to start by being brutally honest with myself and realize that I was plain weak. Weak everywhere. Everything needed to get stronger. Weak Point Training, while good in theory, suggests that you have "strong points." I'm sorry, but few people with such glaring holes can really classify themselves as strong, period. So I resolved to make everything strong.

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Added Arm Work for 5/3/1- Two Best Movements For Bigger, Stronger Arms

Question: I did 5/3/1 previously and am considering starting it again soon. I had a couple questions that I could really use answering First off, could I add an arm day as the 5th day to workout?

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Boring But Big

Without a doubt, the Boring But Big is the most popular assistance template for the 5/3/1 program.  This is because it is easy to program, easy to use and great for strength and size.  There are a 2 basic ways to do the Boring But Big template: Example 1 Day One Press – 5/3/1 Press – 5 sets of 10 reps Lat work – 5 sets of 10 reps Day Two Deadlift – 5/3/1 Deadlift – 5 sets of 10 reps Abs – 5 sets Day Three Bench Press – 5/3/1 Bench Press – 5 sets of 10 reps Lat work – 5 sets of 10 reps Day Four Squat – 5/3/1 Squat – 5 sets of 10 reps Abs...

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