Gymchat 229 - How to Prepare for a Powerlifting Competition (Ben McLaughlin)

Time to get ready.


Powerlifting. Love it.

If you're about to compete - whether you're new to the training world or just beginning the journey - how do you prepare? What should you expect, how early do you need to start training specifically for the meet, and what should you be doing?


Taking us through the entire process is Powerlifter Ben McLaughlin, joined by Personal Trainer Josh Hewett. If you've got questions/comments for Ben or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat (during the discussion itself). Details below.


Details -

Who : Powerlifter Ben McLaughlin and Josh Hewett
Topic : How to Prepare for a Powerlifting Competition
When : Wednesday Dec 18, 8pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone)
How : Watch the live stream, and ask questions, directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.

See you there.


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Previously : Last week we held Gymchat 228 - In-Season Training for Hockey (with Personal Trainers Conor Doherty and Josh Hewett). Great discussion.

If you missed the live stream (or just want to go over a particular point again), you can watch the entire video here.

NB : The training package that Conor mentioned in the chat will be available shortly (and yes, we'll be reviewing it over on the main site). In the meantime, a few details.




Coming Up : This is the last Gymchat for 2013. We'll be taking a couple of weeks off; beginning again in early 2014. Full details shortly.

And if you'd like to suggest a future topic or take part in one of the upcoming Gymchats, just drop Josh a line. We'd love to hear from you.


Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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