So I have always wanted to start Powerlifting. And have finally convinced the small gym I use to equipe itself with the tools neccassary to do so.
I am a gear free lifter (although I'm not sure for how long) and i used to be able to bench 5X105KG, but now that ive started the 5X5method Im struggaling with 5X80KG. I understand that now that I'm not just pumping through the reps like a bodybuilder and now stopping dead at the bottom of the movment that I would loose strength.
So I'm wondering is this usual?
Is the 5X5 the best program for a beginner (Ive read so much about how its a really great program?)
Any Advice or comments will be greatly apprectited. Even ur 2c.