Powerlifting Coaching vs Programming

How does coaching differ from just having a good powerlifting program?

What most Powerlifting Coaches miss

I see this all too often and it’s one of the most common misconceptions about how powerlifting coaching is different from just getting a program or even receiving “programming” from someone.

See, a simple program is pretty easy to follow. It balances out fatigue and recovery to allow you to progress on your lifts.

Most powerlifters don’t struggle with following a program, assuming it’s not written horribly.

Where so many programs fall short though, is when it comes to the psychological side of training – one of the most often neglected aspects of training.

The hard part about learning how to effectively set your mindset is that without outside perspective from someone who has been there and done that, it’s easy to fall into the rut of continuing to do what you’ve been doing.

Some lifters do well with this as they naturally gravitate towards a balanced psychological approach to lifting where they know where to pull back and when to “switch on” and get aggressive with training.

On the other hand, others will struggle with this, get easily frazzled with heavier loads or simply hold themselves back in other areas of their training.

The fix? Community and experienced perspectives.

As the old saying goes… you can’t know what you don’t know.

By investing time to working with someone who has been through the years of progression, made the same mistakes you might eventually end up making and found solutions, you can save a TON of time in your training by simply getting that outside perspective on where to direct your efforts in your training and what pitfalls to avoid.

How have you approached mentorship in your training?

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