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2003/10/03 04:04:56 (permalink)

power lifts?

hey mates I am wondering some opinions on how I should lift, I a 6'00 200lbs and have been training for bodybuilding for about two years i have done one cycle and am going to start another, anyway my question is that if I plan to compete someday should I concentrate on powerlifting for a few years to bulp up or should I stick with my routine now which consits of a lot of d-bell exercises and approx 20-25 sets for bodypart, pretty much "bodybuilding" routines that are taken out of magazines and tweaked a little. thanx

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    RE: power lifts? 2003/10/03 06:31:02 (permalink)

    You should pose this inquiry in the Power and Strength Forum and/or the BB Routines Forum. There are some knowledgable MODS and members that are expert in this area.

    IMO, 25 sets per body part is too much even on a "chemically assisted" athlete. Dumbells are great for stimulating additional fibers that "machines" or barbell excercises cannot. It is best to utilize a combination of both barbell and dumbell movements as you advance your training experience.

    Power cleans, hang cleans, squats, and overhead presses and other "basic movements" should be an integral facet of your program. Note these are all barbell excercises.
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    RE: power lifts? 2003/10/03 13:56:57 (permalink)
    nothing wrong with rotating between powerlifting and bodybuilding every 3-6 months IMO.
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