Let me preface this up front that this is not an encompassing book for powerlifting. There have been lots of books that cover everything from putting on your belt to what you need to bring with you at the meet. I am going to cover training that will raise your 1 rep max. Of course this does apply to powerlifting but there are a lot of guys that want to get strong and raise their 1 rep max that have no plans of competing in powerlifting.
With that said, I highly urge anyone and everyone to compete at least once. It’s a lot of fun, you will learn a lot, and your training will be very focused because you will have to “show up” for something.