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My workouts are stale, got anything that can light a fire underneath me?

Training variation is good for a power lifter for many different reasons. The first is the boredom.  Performing the same workout day in and day out, week after week can lead to boredom and decrease your desire to train. The second is, lack of variation can lead to over training and repetitive use injuries. If you perform the exact same types of workouts every week, certain muscles and muscle groups will be trained more than other muscle groups. Over time this can lead to muscular imbalances which can lead to injury. By varying your workouts, you decrease the risk of injury by challenging your muscles in a new way. Finally, if you perform the same workouts consistently, eventually your body will stop responding to them and performance will halt. If you are looking for a change and something fun, yet challenging, and similar to power lifting. I'd recommend trying strong man competition training for a few weeks or months. The lifts of odd shaped objects likes stones, crosses, sand bags, and kegs will provide you with a challenging workout that will engage your muscles in ways they have not been worked before. The lifts are challenging but also a lot of fun and the new strength from having to lift cumbersome objects will improve your strength on the bar when you come back to it.

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