After I attended a local powerlifting seminar, I got inspired to share a few thoughts, all in the spirit of eliteFTS and Dave Tate’s “Live Learn Pass On”. I want to highlight how much value and free content Dave and eliteFTS constantly share and what inspires me lately in powerlifting. You can watch my video on YouTube.
Live Learn Pass On – eliteFTS
Here is a bit more information about eliteFTS, right from their website:
elitefts is the premier destination for everything strength: professional-rated equipment and training information from across the industry. We have helped the strong become strong(er) since 1998 by following the primary aim to Live, Learn, and Pass on.
Co-founded by Traci and Dave Tate, elitefts was born in 1998 with one simple goal: to make average athletes great and great athletes elite. From a brand to a culture, what started as a website solely providing a Q&A, articles, and seminars progressively transformed into a company that has been educating and outfitting the strongest athletes around the world for more than 20 years.
In case you aren’t familiar with the term powerlifting. Powerlifting is a strength-based sport. It revolves around 3 compound lifts; namely:
- bench press
In a powerlifting meet, you test your maximum strength in each of these lifts. You get 3 attempts for each movement and your goal is to move as much weight – within the guidelines of the rules – as possible.
The winner is the person who moved the most amount of weight, which is called your “total”.
If you train for powerlifting, you focus your training around these 3 lifts or types of lifts. You could also classify them as
- squatting or
- hip hinge movements
In your typical powerlifting program you start of with a little less weight, but a few more repetitions. The further you progress in your program, the heavier the load gets (i.e. weight on the bar) and the fewer repetitions you do.
After a given amount of time (usually around 6-20 weeks), your program will end in a peak, meaning that at this point in time you’re at your strongest.
If you do it as a sport, you time this with your meet/competition and perform your lifts and hopefully got stronger along the way.
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