How to Choose a Powerlifting Gym or Club

This is a guestpost from Dave Yarnell

Dave is a record holding powerlifter in the WNPF, has 30 years plus training experience, is a certified personal trainer, a published outdoor writer and a drug free strength training advocate

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cassidyHow does an aspiring powerlifter choose where to train? 

There a several factors involved, including location, finances, goals and one’s philosophy. 

Depending on where you live, you may not have access to a well equipped private club or even a commercial place with all the right stuff.  Most decent commercial gyms have enough to do the basics, at least, and this could end up being what you are stuck with, unless you choose to outfit a home gym with everything you need. 

 

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Raw Powerlifting vs. Geared Powerlifting: Which Is Best For You?

This is a guestpost from Dave Yarnell

Dave is a record holding powerlifter in the WNPF, has 30 years plus training experience, is a certified personal trainer, a published outdoor writer and a drug free strength training advocate

Find out more at http://www.christianiron.com

Raw Powerlifting vs Geared powerliftingRaw vs. “geared” powerlifting. These may be confusing terms for novices to the game or those not involved in it. It gets even more confusing when we have different rules defining these terms in various lifting federations.

In the early days of powerlifting, there were not any real supportive items to have rules about, unless you consider ace bandages supportive (they are to a mild degree). Early bench shirts and squat suits offered noticeable support, but pale in comparison to the technology we have these days, even with the present day “single ply” stuff. 

 

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Powerlifting For Beginners: Getting Started

This is a guestpost from Dave Yarnell

Dave is a record holding powerlifter in the WNPF, has 30 years plus training experience, is a certified personal trainer, a published outdoor writer and a drug free strength training advocate

Find out more at http://www.christianiron.com

powerlifting for beginnersLots of folks have dabbled at least with some form of weight training; perhaps as part of an athletic training program, in an effort to just get in better shape overall, or just out of curiosity. To the lay person, weight lifters, bodybuilders and powerlifters kind of all get lumped together despite their more than subtle differences.

Weightlifting, in its proper form, refers to the Olympic lifts, which all involve getting a disc-laden bar from the ground to a point where the arms are locked out overhead.  These lifts are more technically difficult and require more speed and agility than the 3 powerlifts or the bulk of the lifting seen in your average commercial gym.

 

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