A Beginners Overlook Of Powerlifting!

Powerlifting is one of the fastest growing sports in North America and Europe with more and more people taking up the sport with each year that goes by. Although there are a number of reasons for this, we have lost count of the number of people, particularly women, who admit that they started powerlifting to get the body they like the look of after seeing an Instagram model with that same body shape.

Although she has moved on to actual bodybuilding now, Sophie Brewster shown in the Instagram photography below started with powerlifting and still recommends it to the clients she works with.


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Behind the scenes at the WBFF LA Pro Am last week 🕊

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Now, we have to admit that powerlifting is more about gaining strength rather than getting six pack abs but it serves as a great introduction to weight lifting focusing on all the core lifts while helping you grow your confidence and gain strength. Although it was released over a decade ago now, many people consider the Stronglifts program to be the absolute best powerlifting program for beginners.

It is based around doing five sets of five reps of the core weight lifting exercises and can rapidly help a beginner gain strength and make gains on the weight they are lifting. If you are mainly wanting to go for aesthetics then you will want to be following a cleaner diet that will not result in much weight gain such as intermittent fasting,  on the flip side of this though, if you just want to gain as much strength as humanly possible then a diet like GOMAD (Gallon Of Milk A Day) will help you increase your strength almost exponentially.

With workouts being based around squatting, deadlifting, bench press, shoulder press, bent over rows and with sometimes having dips and pull-ups mixed in, powerlifting can be a great way to get healthy and get strong while also having fun.