Daily Archives: September 14, 2018

What is Powerlifting? Powerlifting is a sport that involves performing three weight lifting movements (Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift) during a competition. A competitor’s goal is to lift the maximum amount of weight for one repetition while maintaining strict technique. Three judges assess technique during each movement to maintain consistency among competitors. Powerlifting is essentially the ultimate test of full body power and strength.   The Common Misconception: What is the first thought that comes to mind when you think of powerlifting? Do you envision a muscle-bound man, maybe with the bulky physique of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger? Or do you think of the current, sixty-seven year old, lower muscle mass version of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Both answers are correct. The athletes at powerlifting competitions actually range in various degrees of age, gender, and body weight. At any given event, a spectator could witness any scope of variability among lifters. For…

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