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What are the most important things to creating a successful powerlifting program?

Specificity-How is what you’re doing helping you improve helping you improve as a powerlifting? Essentially everything you do should be geared towards increasing the size of the muscles primarily responsible for powerlifting success (Pecs, Triceps, Lats, Quads, Glutes, Erectors) and then increasing the size of the muscles through a specific movement pattern.

Overload-Is what you’re doing now more challenging than what you were doing before? Your muscles don’t want to get bigger and stronger, so you need to challenge them to create adaptation. Too much variation can make it difficult to keep track of whether or not you are presenting an overload.

Fatigue Management-When the body is presented with a significant overload, it tends to recover slightly incompletely. This slight level of under recovery will accumulate over a number of weeks and cause a decline in performance, so it is important to every few weeks take a deload to facilitate full recovery.

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