I’ve been in quarantine for nearly 13 weeks. I haven’t left the house in that time. That’s almost three months spent within the same four walls, with the same mat and the same limited equipment, and a low-calorie diet. The motivation to train left me after month two. I had been diligently pushing myself day […]
Powerlifting can be useful in everyday life, within the right context. The caveat is that to get good at powerlifting, you need to sacrifice time you could’ve spent doing something else. For some people, that time is well-spent focusing on physical strength and fortitude. To get better at a sport, you must specialize in that
This blog was meant to feature more personal content, including training logs, opinion pieces, and eventually even some guest content. But COVID-19 threw a wrench into my plans because you can’t train for powerlifting if you don’t even have a barbell. Sadly, what I had hoped would turn out to be a relatively short quarantine
The history of modern powerlifting can be traced back to Bob Hoffman, owner of the famous York Barbell Company, who financed the first unofficial weightlifting competition for non-Olympic “odd lifts” in the United States, although the general notion behind powerlifting – and lifting weights in general – is as ancient as any human civilization. Our
Powerlifting, not Paralympic powerlifting (a single-discipline variant for the Paralympics), is currently not an Olympic sport. There are several reasons for this. I’m not going to go too in-depth into this, because ten minutes of research will quickly tell you that this topic is mired in decades of controversy and politics – but the gist
The sport of powerlifting is one where competitors can choose to compete in a variety of weight, age, and equipment classes, and through a variety of federations. Some smaller federations are part of a greater family, and others exist on their own. Any federation can sanction a meet, set its own rules, and declare records.
I played a game with my friends this weekend, where we pick answers to different questions and send each other a little test to see how well we know each other. None of us take the tests very seriously, and we rarely score more than 3 out of 10 correct answers. Yet when I asked