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    I know this might sound dumb, but how would I get started??

    I was getting close to entering my first bench press comp in Sydney before I left but never got there, I did win a few gym comps which used to be run every 6 weeks at the gym I trained in at some stage, but I don't really count that as anything was only a bit of fun..

    I gess I know I have to check the local Gyms but had no luck, I have gone around this week and only found Anytime Fitness, iGym 24/7 (really iGym?? WTF), and Snap Fitness, none of which are what I am looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mick View Post
    Probably not, I have no idea what they test for and how it works. I am guessing it's for recreational drugs, but I have never used any drugs and have no interest in any drugs so never been a concern to me, so I never really looked into it.

    I do know they ask if you are on medication, and require prescriptions as I have seen people go positive on a drug test after taking prescription pain killers or similar.
    Yes, it will just be recreational stuff. Some prescriptions will false trigger, for example elevated codeine in the system from strong cold and flu medication can show up as opiates. A lot of preworkouts that contained DMAA also used to come up as methamphetamine

    They won't be testing for anything steroidal based.
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mick View Post
    I know this might sound dumb, but how would I get started??

    I was getting close to entering my first bench press comp in Sydney before I left but never got there, I did win a few gym comps which used to be run every 6 weeks at the gym I trained in at some stage, but I don't really count that as anything was only a bit of fun..

    I gess I know I have to check the local Gyms but had no luck, I have gone around this week and only found Anytime Fitness, iGym 24/7 (really iGym?? WTF), and Snap Fitness, none of which are what I am looking for.
    Have a look around at the local powerlifter based gyms like PTC, Warrior etc. Even check out/follow their Facebook pages. I know PTC Perth used to run a few gym based comps but they'll have their finger on the pulse rather than the commercial gyms like you mentioned. Some of those may advertise for the odd comp but it's more a case by case thing depending on the franchisees, trainers etc and how much they get in to it. The bulk of them wouldn't be interested in that kind of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mick View Post
    I know this might sound dumb, but how would I get started??

    I was getting close to entering my first bench press comp in Sydney before I left but never got there, I did win a few gym comps which used to be run every 6 weeks at the gym I trained in at some stage, but I don't really count that as anything was only a bit of fun..

    I gess I know I have to check the local Gyms but had no luck, I have gone around this week and only found Anytime Fitness, iGym 24/7 (really iGym?? WTF), and Snap Fitness, none of which are what I am looking for.

    Ok. First, decide who you want to lift with. Then join to get a membership. Have a look in their web site and pick a comp that is at least 3 months away. If it's open to sign up, do that (sometimes you can't sign up until a couple of months out from the comp date).

    Now, go train, eat, sleep and recover. You know that part. And you don't need a "powerlifting gym" to do that. You can do that in your shed. All you need is a squat stand and a bench with a barbell and some weight. Frankly, to find a decent powerlifting gym is very difficult. There is about 4 or 5 in Victoria. Probably a couple in Brisbane and Sydney. But as I said, you don't need one unless you want the social side of things or to get coaching. If you want coaching, there are plenty of reputable world champions who do programming. Maybe have a look at Mike Tuchscherer. Or check out JP Cauchi who has just opened a gym in Melbourne (https://www.thestrengthfortress.com/remote-coaching). If he's too busy, he also would certainly know a reputable person who can help, maybe even someone in your area. You need to be a little careful as every douchebag and bikini "pro" thinks they are a trainer and diet "coach".

    The week prior to your comp, rest. Just do mobility stuff. Turn up on the day on time for weigh in then let loose the dogs of war.




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    To add to what Woody said, if it's your first time it's well worth having a "handler" take you to the comp.

    I asked my trainer to do it and it was awesome. He took care of all paperwork, attempt selections, setting up warmups, chalking hands, wrapping wrists, lift off on bench etc. And giving a big back slap and ammonia cap to make my eyes water before the Deadlift.

    It could be a buddy who's competed before, a friend, or a trainer/coach that you pay.

    Also before signing up, there are some novice comps you can do that don't have a federation requirement you don't need to signup or to wear the singlet outfit well worth it to get the feet wet and try it out. I did this and still haven't decided who to signup with yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyAllen View Post
    Ok. First, decide who you want to lift with. Then join to get a membership. Have a look in their web site and pick a comp that is at least 3 months away. If it's open to sign up, do that (sometimes you can't sign up until a couple of months out from the comp date).

    Now, go train, eat, sleep and recover. You know that part. And you don't need a "powerlifting gym" to do that. You can do that in your shed. All you need is a squat stand and a bench with a barbell and some weight. Frankly, to find a decent powerlifting gym is very difficult. There is about 4 or 5 in Victoria. Probably a couple in Brisbane and Sydney. But as I said, you don't need one unless you want the social side of things or to get coaching. If you want coaching, there are plenty of reputable world champions who do programming. Maybe have a look at Mike Tuchscherer. Or check out JP Cauchi who has just opened a gym in Melbourne (https://www.thestrengthfortress.com/remote-coaching). If he's too busy, he also would certainly know a reputable person who can help, maybe even someone in your area. You need to be a little careful as every douchebag and bikini "pro" thinks they are a trainer and diet "coach".

    The week prior to your comp, rest. Just do mobility stuff. Turn up on the day on time for weigh in then let loose the dogs of war.




    really, powerlifting programs are quite basic. just ask Robert wilks.
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    Four Cups Ache Mick, I started a thread about PL Feds. Shoulda bumped that bad boi kunt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by White_Lie View Post
    Yes, it will just be recreational stuff. Some prescriptions will false trigger, for example elevated codeine in the system from strong cold and flu medication can show up as opiates. A lot of preworkouts that contained DMAA also used to come up as methamphetamine
    Yep last time I was drug tested was about 5 years ago when I was working in Sydeny, I was actually using a DMMA based pre Workout from BN when DMMA was still around, but it did not set anything off, but the same day a girl tested positive for meth, but she swore she never touched the stuff and knowing her I believe her, but she got cleared in the secondary test.

    My current job allows for drug testing as well but have never been tested since then, all up I been drug tested four times in the last 10 years.

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    They won't be testing for anything steroidal based.
    Good to know for when I hit the roids up

    Quote Originally Posted by White_Lie View Post
    Have a look around at the local powerlifter based gyms like PTC
    I used to go to PTC in Silverwater in Sydney back when I was living in Sydney about 5 years ago, that's where I met Trent who was/is a member here, as well as a few other members, was going to compete in their local comp but them moved away.

    Unfortunately no PTC or similar here or I would be there, I checked Taree which is the closest main town about 30 minutes away, I will check Port Macquarie next to see if there is anything there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyAllen View Post
    Ok. First, decide who you want to lift with. Then join to get a membership. Have a look in their web site and pick a comp that is at least 3 months away. If it's open to sign up, do that (sometimes you can't sign up until a couple of months out from the comp date).
    Cool, but at this stage won't be competing for a while, strength is returning, but will be at least 6-12 moths off my first comp.



    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyAllen View Post
    Now, go train, eat, sleep and recover. You know that part. And you don't need a "powerlifting gym" to do that. You can do that in your shed.
    I will certainly be training by myself in my shed 95% of the time as that is how I work and function best. I don't do well in commercial Gyms as I can not deal with the stupidity and gym culture of selfies and fancy gym cloths, runners and gay music, I train in a $5 T shirt and shorts and bare foot, with my 80's and country music blasting through my bluetooth speaker system while being with my dogs.


    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyAllen View Post
    The week prior to your comp, rest. Just do mobility stuff. Turn up on the day on time for weigh in then let loose the dogs of war.
    I like the rest part
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lifter_Dan View Post
    Also before signing up, there are some novice comps you can do that don't have a federation requirement you don't need to signup or to wear the singlet outfit well worth it to get the feet wet and try it out. I did this and still haven't decided who to signup with yet.
    Sounds exactly like what I want to be doing in about six months time.
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    I guess what I'm getting at with the "sign up and turn up" is that it's a very common factor for beginners to think they are not strong enough. Anyone, and I mean anyone north of Stephen Hawking, can compete. Anyone can do a comp after a 3 month ramp up. Of course, its also normal to be nervous but once you do your first comp you realise that no one gives a pharrk about how much you lift, but they will cheer you on and help you out, especially if you are a beginner. Probably the single most mentioned common factor with first comps (and all the others after) is the friendship and support in the warm up room. It's like a line of soldiers going into battle, all there for a common cause.

    The gym I go to has an area for "serious" lifters. Most of the gym is made up of machines but one area with oly lifting, deadlift platform, competition bench and a couple of mono racks and squat stands. Any newbie walking off the street soon works out to keep da phuk out of the big boys area, especially when some of our Viking shield maidens are pulling heavy. Meanwhile in Fuckwits First, every douchebag living with his mother is doing curls in the squat rack and instagramming their swole. Finding a real gym is like winning the lottery.
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