You Can Become A Semi-Professional Powerlifter With 3 Sessions A Week…

Posted: October 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

I’ve said it before and I will say it again; powerlifting is the best way to add-on any mass.  Not only will you add solid muscle, but if you want to use a high rep routine in the future, it will help you to lift heavier weights.

This year I am 2 weeks into my bulk up routine and I am quickly starting to get into heavy weights.

My deadlift goal for the winter was 500 lbs and this Friday I lifted 435 pretty easily.  I would love to hit 500lbs before New Years.

Most people don’t realize it, but you can get really strong by only training 3x a week and even twice a week.  When I was in my heavy powerlifting days, I was only training 3x a week and I was getting super strong.

If you want to stay lean, then I would recommend that you workout 4-6 days a week, but when it comes to building mass, 3 or even 2 workouts a week are just fine.

The key is to make sure that you use the heavy compound lifts.  One of my basic routines was as following:

Monday: Bench/Bicep

Tuesday: Squat/Shoulder

Friday: Deadlift/Back

The reason that I would do squats on Tuesday, is that I want to give myself a several day rest until deadlifts.  If you are deadlifting and squatting over 400 lbs’s in the same week, it really starts to wear down on your body.

From only 3x a week, I was able to get super strong.  At my best, I was deadlifting 585 lbs and I was benching almost 350.

Recently, I have been lifting pretty good and I am starting to get the powerlifting bug back.  If I can deadlift 500lbs and bench over 275 by Christmas, I might train for a Spring competition.

I am not going to set any records, but it gives me the motivation to get into good shape.

-John

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