Who doesn’t LOVE feeling like Superman or Wonder Woman at the gym??
After listening to interviews from our first ever HUB Podcast, which will be available in November, you will easily see how powerlifting can be an addictive training style. The adrenaline rush after completing your heaviest lift is WILD! When you hit a new personal record your confidence is boosted and you have more motivation to keep pushing yourself.
The purpose of powerlifting is to develop extremely explosive force and strength. It helps us increase our speed, quickness, agility, power, and strength!
In our upcoming HUB Podcast you will learn that every athlete has a different drive for powerlifting, but the end result is what everyone has in common. Whether you’re an athlete training for a specific sport or a gym junkie looking for self-motivation, you all want to find your maximum strength in EVERY lift.
Creating maximum strength in the shortest amount of time can be done in a variety of ways. The most common forms of maximum strength training is done through weightlifting, powerlifting, and plyometric training (explosive movements).
Athletes who are training for a specific sport and function will combine all three of these types of trainings to create maximum strength and power.
I do not recommend powerlifting for a novice lifter, but if you have hit a plateau in your weightlifting program, you should consider powerlifting for a short term. The three lifts to start out with would be Bench Press, Back Squat, and Deadlift. Finding your 1 Rep Max for those exercises will help you narrow down your fitness goals and give you something specific to focus on.
The HUB will be hosting our very first push and pull Raw Powerlifting Competition Fundraiser on Sunday, November 15th, 2020. All proceeds will benefit CASA of Williamson County, which provides a voice for abused and neglected children in our community who are dealing with the court system. If you are interested in participating in the event or want to learn more about this sport, feel free to join us at our competition as a participant or spectator.
Stay tuned for more information about this topic on our NEW HUB Podcast starting November 5th, 2020!
HUB Sports & Fitness Coordinator