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

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

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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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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