If you told me a few years ago that I would be competing in a powerlifting competition, I would have laughed in your face.
I was an avid weightlifter and I loved feeling strong and setting new personal records in the gym, but the concept of prioritizing strength gains in my training would have seemed like too much of a sacrifice.
I just wanted to look good, be healthy, and feel like a badass on occasion… surely my well-rounded training plan was ideal for accomplishing these goals, right?
I mean, sure. It worked fine.
Here I am at the present. I was doing a lot of spinning, road biking and upper body strength training at the time and I was perfectly happy with (and even proud of) the way I looked. At some point, though, I got tired of going to the gym day after day just for the sake …