Dan looked strong for his body weight and I thought with some tweaking he could become competitive within powerlifting.
He thought this was a good idea, as he was enjoying his squats bench press and deadlifts, so I changed his weight training program from three sets of eight repetitions to five sets of five.
Dan. "After a year training with Rob I'm now competing at national powerlifting competitions."
This move from size and strength training would encourage large increases in strength while keeping size and body weight stable to stay in his weight category. We concentrated on low reps and high sets to increase strength within squats, bench press and deadlifts.
Various shoulder, back, trapezius and arm exercises were used to gain strength within muscles to assist the three main lifts. Strict technique was essential and one max rep training methods were used for motivation and to measure strength gains.