As a young powerlifter, the goal was always more weight. That was the sole focus. Once I hit a 405lb deadlift, the next goal was 455lbs and once I hit that, I immediately wanted to hit 495lbs. This was the case for the squat, bench, deadlift and overhead press. I started my strength journey in the powerlifting realm and stayed there for a good 6-8 years. I don’t regret my time in this world because I became very proficient in executing and coaching these 3 lifts during that time. The reason I am sharing this is because I want to remind you not to get too caught up in the weights you’re lifting.