Is the actual practice of lifting heavy weights. The training sessions are designed to build strength and power. Your ultimate goal is to maximize the three major lifts: Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift to achieve a Personal Record in each lift for the performance of one rep max. Powerlifting develops the neurological system increasing muscle fibers to create strength and power giving you the capability to lift heavy weights.
- Strengthens your skeleton, bones and muscles and reduces your risk of injury in other sports and activities.
- Squat strengthens legs and hips.
- Deadlift strengthens your back and legs.
- Bench Press strengthens most of the muscles in the upper body.
- Powerlifting is a very intense form of exercise and burns a great many calories. It is not just the calories burned while training but the long-term effect it has on your metabolism increasing your caloric demands over a 24 hour period by approximately 15%. Reducing obesity and all the health complications related to being overweight.
- Helps control and lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes
- Increases Flexibility and stability which is especially important with aging.
- Decrease your risk for coronary heart disease.
- Decreases your risk for Osteoporosis.
- Boosts mind and mental well being.
- Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Increases self-esteem and confidence.
- Develops positive self-image