How to Eat and Train for Powerlifting (Without Getting Fat)

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You aren’t just training to [look pretty](https://evidencemag.com/layne-norton-peaking). You want to be one of the strongest people in your gym.

But, you don’t want to end up like some powerlifters — [fat](https://evidencemag.com/fat-gain-explained/).

You want to be lean, strong, and [muscular](https://evidencemag.com/max-muscle-plan-podcast/).

You aren’t interested in competing right now, but who knows, maybe in a year or two. You just want to look great and lift gargantuan weights.

In the following two videos, Nick Shaw will show you how to eat and train for powerlifting to get bigger and stronger, without gaining excess fat.

Nick is a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, and the Founder and CEO of [Renaissance Periodization](https://renaissanceperiodization.com/), a training and nutrition consultancy.

In the first video, you’ll learn the six fundamentals of training for powerlifting that Nick uses with all of his athletes. He breaks these principles down into easy, actionable steps that you can use with any program. Nick also goes into detail on how to pick assistance exercises and design a program based on these principles.

In the second video, you’ll learn how to set your [calorie](https://evidencemag.com/how-to-build-muscle-with-food) and macronutrient targets, how to plan your [meal frequency](https://evidencemag.com/intermittent-fasting-weight-loss), how and when to lose fat without losing strength, and what [supplements](https://evidencemag.com/human-effect-matrix) might be worth taking.

Even though we talk about peaking for a powerlifting meet, you can still use the exact same process for setting a personal record in your local gym.

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### Show Notes

[Renaissance Periodization](https://renaissanceperiodization.com/)

[Raw Powerlifting Training Priorities with Dr. Israetel: Lecture 1](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnkTh2aMziE)

[Raw Powerlifting Training Priorities with Dr. Israetel: Lecture 2 Specificity](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ySCsNYf4tA)

[Raw Powerlifting Training Priorities with Dr. Israetel: Lecture 3 Overload](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5H4tHfOFP0)

[Raw Powerlifting Training Priorities with Dr. Israetel: Lecture 4 Fatigue Management](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAdlY4oB1LA)

[Lecture 5 SRA Raw Powerlifting Training Priorities with Dr. Israetel](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqL_qwV6HwU)

[Lecture 6 Variation Raw Powerlifting Training Priorities with Dr. Israetel](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kkUq0GyjsI)

[Lecture 7 Phase Potentiation Raw PL Training Priorities with Dr. Israetel](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1jHUxTJRZQ)

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[Whey Protein](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QSNYGI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000QSNYGI&linkCode=as2&tag=armlegsathl0b-20&linkId=6ZBI6DLTZIB7WMHI)

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[Juggernaut Training Systems](https://www.jtsstrength.com/)

[Dan Green](https://www.facebook.com/DanGreenRawPowerlifter)

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