5 Things to Consider Preparing for your First Powerlifting Competition

If you’ve been lifting weights for a while or are a complete beginner like Amanda, who decided to give it a try, you might be thinking about competing in powerlifting. Click to see what Amanda thinks about her first powerlifting competition.


If that’s you and you want to have a successful powerlifting competition, here are my 5 things to consider getting yourself ready.

5 Things to Consider Getting Yourself Ready

Training Plan: Building Strength

To succeed in a powerlifting competition, you need a plan that not only makes you stronger but also helps you peak on the big day. Specific training tailored to your goals is key.

Competition Rules: Getting it Right

Practicing the commands used in powerlifting competitions is crucial, especially if you're new. Getting familiar with timing and execution during training helps you perform confidently on competition day.

Eating Right: Fueling Your Body

Good nutrition is essential for powerlifting performance. Make sure you're getting enough protein for muscle repair and carbohydrates for energy to support your training and recovery.

Rest and Recovery: Vital for Progress

Taking care of your body between workouts is crucial for progress and preventing injuries. Focus on sleep, nutrition, hydration, and rest days, and consider adding in light stretching or other gentle activities to aid recovery.

Coaching Support: Expert Guidance

Having a coach can make a huge difference in your performance and enjoyment of powerlifting. They can offer tailored advice, technique feedback, motivation, and help you overcome challenges along the way.

Desert Barbell Support:

At Desert Barbell, we specialize in personalized training for beginners. Our main goal is to teach you the right techniques, offer continuous assistance, and get you ready for competitions. Explore our training packages today!

Olga Kravchenko, Strength coach at Desert Barbell Strength GymMeet the Author:

Olga Kravchenko, from Ukraine, wrote this blog. She's been a strength coach at Desert Barbell Strength Gym for over 6 years, helping people get stronger, lose weight, and improve their health. Olga's motto is 'Squat and Smile,' focusing on safe movement and positive vibes in training sessions, valuing both physical and mental wellbeing.

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