It may be detrimental to next weeks Powerlifting competition but I am already formulating a plan for Nationals. I haven't even come close to my true potential. I asked a friend of mine, who is an elite level lifter, "What makes you able to lift big weights and I can't?" This question has be rolling around in my mind for quite some time. I believe I have the genetic potential to move mountains. The problem is motivation and confidence but more so confidence. After the competition the next 16 weeks will be dedicated to training my ass off for Nationals. Realistically I am able to reach my life goals of 500/400/600. The following is the plan.
Squats - Power and Pump Phases.
Extras - Hamstring strength, Flexibility.
Bench Press - Power and Pump Phases.
Extras - Biceps and Triceps strength, Upper Back strength.
Core Work - Various Exercises.
Cardio - Walking or Jogging.
Deadlifts - Power and Pump Phases.
Core Work and / or Cardio.
I am sticking to my regular routine as in the past but adding a few extras. I feel these "Extras" will be the secret to my success. Let the fun begin.