Why Using Prilepin's Table For Powerlifting Is A Good Idea
Weightlifting is a tough sport. Even the slightest mistake can cost you a lot in terms of personal health. When you first start it, you need to learn how to protect your body in order to avoid injuries. Prilepin's table for powerlifting is one of these guides that can help you know how to train for performance without putting too much strain on your joins and bones.
The basic idea of Prilepin's table is that you should correlate the weight you want to lift with the total number of reps per set and the range of reps that will enable you to stay on the safe side. This table is the tool of choice of Olympic athletes and it applies to all Olympic lifts (Snatch, and Clean and Jerk).
This chart is a result of the study of Olympic weightlifting athletes. If it works for them, there's no reason why it shouldn't work for you, regardless of your experience with power lifting. As both the Snatch and Clean and Jerk rely on power movements rather than on pure strength, you'll need to be very careful not to exceed the safe number of reps. If you try to perform too many reps at too high intensity, your performance will suffer. This is why you need a reliable guide to keep you on the right track.
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