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Being fat will not help them become better lifters. Also, they know that in order for those muscles of theirs to continue to grow and become dense, strong and useful, they will have to somehow place the most stress possible on the muscles they will need to use during the performance of the power lifts.

This means that, as Dr. Fred Hatfield has said time and time again, most of the pre-competition period will be spent on building useful muscle and strict, functional strength. If you would-be weight-gainers see a picture of David Shaw deadlifting a tremendous weight you should realize that those muscles of his come from strict movements done for medium repetitions and a medium to high number of sets. Doubles and singles done in cheating fashion will not give you the body of a David Shaw.

He's my good friend and we have talked about this. He does not lie! Experiment and decide which movements worked your muscles the hardest and try to center your energy on these exercises so as to get the most out of your training time.

Also bear in mind that in order to gain muscular bodyweight you will have to see to it that your diet is more than adequate and that you have sufficient time for rest and recuperation. The more advanced you are as a trainee the more frequently you can work out without harming the organism.

It would also seem to me that the more frequent the workouts, the shorter and more intense they would necessarily have to be. Remember that we are talking about gaining body weight, not merely training for lifting competition. Growth requires both stimulation and rest. Strength alone requires adaptability and persistence. Let us assume that you have found you make the best gains while training but four times per week.

Each muscle group should be broken down into as many movements as you feel are necessary for adequate growth and development. I would do it this way: I would pick one basic movement per bodypart and include one to three assistant movements for the various muscle groups brought into play during the performance of the basic lift. For the bench press I would NOT do doubles and singles on the movement but would work for a thorough warmup and finish up with sets of repetitions.

I would use a medium grip on the bar, a flat-back body position on the bench and I would perform the repetitions with a slight 'tap' on the chest. I personally have found parallel dips to be helpful and also good for muscle building, so I would use added weight for resistance and go for 5 or so sets of between 6 and 10 repetitions. That would be the chest work and it would be done twice per week. For the shoulders I would either use the press behind neck and side laterals, or the seated front press and forward dumbbell laterals.

Whichever I chose the sets would once again be between and the repetitions between 6 and Warmup sets are not included in these set numbers. For the upper arms I would probably use the alternate dumbbell curl and tricep pressdowns on the lat machine. Sets and repetitions would remain the same and once again I would do all repetitions slowly and strictly.

The chest, shoulders, and arms would be worked this way on Monday and Thursday. On Tuesday and Friday I would work the legs and back: I would begin these lower body workouts with High Bar Squats. The bar is placed high on the trapezius see photo above and the heels are raised either with a lifting-style shoe or on a block. The stance is medium to close with no wraps on the knees. Upon lowering into the bottom position you must attempt to have the upper leg fold over on the lower leg with your buttocks tucked in and pushing FORWARD.

For these squats I would adequately warm up and work up to sets of repetitions. I do not feel any additional leg work is required since these squats are severely intense and will adequately work the muscles of the upper thighs. My next movement would be the stiff legged deadlift on a block.

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This movement will work your you from your heels to the back of your neck. I would warm up and work up to sets of repetitions using good style and no bouncing. Next would be the bentover row with barbell. I would finish the back work with medium grip shrugs using high repetitions of between and working up to 5 all-out heavy sets.

When poker becomes much more popular than it ever should in the near future, lifters will call these sets 'all-in. Once again, warmup sets are not included in these set numbers. Abdominal work could be included wherever desired during the training week. I prefer weighted side bends and crunches with legs raised. I go for maximum burn in the area and maximum weight for repetitions.

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I feel strong and thick obliques will help a lifter to squat and deadlift more. I also prefer to have a thick, strong waist as opposed to a tiny, weak one. The high bar squats, the strict bench presses and the stiff legged deadlifts are some of the more popular off season movements that the best powerlifters in the world use for building strong, shapely muscles and to further strengthen the competitively performed three powerlifts.

Don't bounce the bar off the traps in the press behind neck. Don't swing up he dumbbells for your deltoid raises.

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Stop arching and lifting your butt up off the bench. Hoffman sent over tons of equipment for this contest and did not take it back, and local legend says it is all still being used in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region. Since it was closely associated with bodybuilding and women had been competing as bodybuilders for years, the new sport was opened to them very quickly. As a result, the AAU lost control of virtually every amateur sport. Soon, controversy over drug testing would cause powerlifting to splinter into multiple federations.

Indrug testing was introduced to the IPF men's international championship, although the USPF championships that year did not have drug testing.

Weight belts and knee wraps originally simple Ace bandages predated powerlifting, but in John Inzer invented the first piece of equipment distinct to powerlifters—the bench shirt.

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Other inventions included specialized squat bars and deadlift bars, moving away from the IPF standard of using the same bar for all three lifts. The rules of powerlifting have also evolved and differentiated. Many communities and federations do not class the sumo variation as a technical deadlift. Straps are also used, as help with deadlift in case of a weak grip but are not allowed by any federations in official competitions. Belt is the only supportive equipment that is allowed by all federations in raw competition.

The use of supportive equipment distinguishes 'equipped' and 'un-equipped' or 'raw' divisions in the sport, and 'equipped' and 'unequipped' records in the competition lifts. The wide differences between equipped and unequipped records in the squat and bench suggest that supportive equipment confers a substantial advantage to lifters in these disciplines. Supportive equipment should not be confused with the equipment on which the lifts are performed, such as a bench press bench, conventional or monolift stand for squat or the barbell and discs; nor with personal accessories such as a weightlifting belt that may allow greater weight to be lifted, but by mechanisms other than storing elastic energy.

Principles of operation[ edit ] Supportive equipment is used to increase the weight lifted in powerlifting exercises. This garment deforms during the downward portion of a bench press or squator the descent to the bar in the deadliftstoring elastic potential energy. Squat suits may be made of varying types of polyesteror of canvas. The latter fabric is less elastic, and therefore considered to provide greater 'stopping power' at the bottom of the movement but less assistance with the ascent.

Knee wraps are made of varying combinations of cotton and elastic. A squat or deadlift suit may be constructed for a wide or a narrow stance; and a bench shirt may be constructed with 'straight' sleeves perpendicular to the trunk of the lifter or sleeves that are angled towards the abdomen.

The back of the bench shirt may be closed or open, and the back panel may or may not be of the same material as the front of the shirt.

Similarly, 'hybrid' squat suits can include panels made from canvas and polyester, in an effort to combine the strengths of each material. When two or more panels overlay one another in a piece of supportive equipment, that equipment is described as 'multi-ply', in contrast to 'single-ply' equipment made of one layer of material throughout.

RAW during this time frame however was looked upon as a beginners stage by the elite lifters in powerlifting. This contest became the turning point in raw lifting. It was a crucial contest that gathered the best lifters under one roof regardless of gear worn to compete without equipment. RUM spearheaded raw lifting into what it has become today. The IPF does not allow knee wraps in its unequipped competitions and would thus be considered 'modern raw' but the IPF does not recognize the word 'raw.

Some lifters purposely wear knee sleeves which are excessively tight and have been known to use plastic bags and have others to assist them get their knee sleeves on. This led to the IPF mandating that lifters put on their knee sleeves unassisted. Equipped lifters will wear a squat suit, knee wraps, a bench shirt, and a deadlift suit. These four things are what separate equipped lifters and raw lifters. A squat suit is made of an elastic-like material, and a single-ply polyester layer.

This allows a competitor to spring out of the bottom of a squat called "pop out of the hole" in Powerlifting circles by maintaining rigidity, keeping him or her upright and encouraging their hips to remain parallel with the floor.

This allows lifters to lift more weight than would normally be possible without the suit. There are also multi-ply suits giving the lifter even more rigidity, like that of a traditional canvas suit, with the same pop as a single-ply suit or briefs. Even though knee wraps will be a sub-classification of raw lifting it will still be worn by equipped lifters.

A raw lifter who would squat in knee wraps will have the weight lifted noted as "in wraps" to distinguish this from the other raw lifters.

Knee wraps are made out of the same, or very similar, elastic material as wrist wraps are made out of. They are wrapped around the lifters knees very tightly with the lifter usually not being able to do it himself and needing someone to assist them in doing so.

The knee wraps are wrapped in a spiral or diagonal method. The knee wraps build elastic energy during the eccentric part of the squat and once the lifter has hit proper depth the lifter will start the concentric part of the movement releasing this elastic energy and using it to help them move the weight upwards.

It gives the lifter more spring, or pop out of the hole of the squat resulting in a heavier and faster squat. For the bench press, there are also single-ply and multi-ply bench shirts that work similarly to a squat suit. It acts as artificial pectoral muscles and shoulder muscles for the lifter. It resists the movement of the bench press by compressing and building elastic energy. When the bar is still and the official gives the command to press the compression and elastic energy of the suit aids in the speed of the lift, and support of the weight that the lifter would not be able to provide for himself without the bench shirt.

In order to achieve proper tightness and fitting the lifter must be assisted when putting the bench shirt on for it is not possible to be done alone.