1. We now have a new forum called Fantasy Matchup Discussion. Access it here

powerlifting question

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by triggertap79, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. triggertap79

    triggertap79 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    1
    I am considering starting a powerlifting routine but I am unsure if it's the right way for me to go. My goals are basically to gain strength and not gain any more weight. I'm 6'2" and 210 lbs. and I don't want to get any bigger. I actually wouldn't mind losing about ten lbs. Should I do a powerlifting routine?
     
  2. Sean S

    Sean S Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Messages:
    3,954
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    A lab in Troy, Mi
    Growing bigger is not an easy thing first off... well for most people. That takes a lot of eating. If nothing else, keep your reps really low and weight really high. Strength without a lot of growth as strength and size are not mutually inclusive. (Although there is some crossover) Shoot, google Bob Peoples.

    Oh and fuck anyone who says things like deadlifts and squats have no carryover to grappling.
     
  3. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,362
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Lower reps and heigher weight seems to be the best. I don't think "powerlifting" may be the best thing to lose weight but weight training could certainly help. Throw in a bit of cardio if you dare.

    Edit: Orange belt!
     
  4. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    6,117
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    asia
    Go for it. Just maintain your caloric intake and you won't get any bigger.
     
  5. Duncon76

    Duncon76 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Boston
    Powerlifting is overated. One needs to strength train and train conditioning as well. Kettlebells and Clubbells can do the job quite nicely.
     
  6. Todd Gack

    Todd Gack Dutch

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    48,556
    Likes Received:
    7,293
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Agreed! As stated, lift heavy, use low reps and minimize fatigue!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.