Power Lifting is a barbell sport where athletes compete in the Back Squat, Bench Press, and Dead Lift. Traditionally athletes would compete in all three lifts and post a total to see whom was the best. In recent years organizers have allowed athletes to selected which event or combination of events that want to lift in. For example you can just lift in the Bench Press or Bench Press and Dead Lift (Push Pull). This has increased the popularity of the sport but has also diminished the amount of Full Meet Lifters. The art of event specialization has into the sport with many lifters just training and competing in one or two disciplines.
Regardless, two top area lifters will be training at Performance One in preparation for their meet in November. They are coming for program and coaching advice with their training. It amazes me how many Power Lifters rarely have a planned program that they follow. Much of their training is reliant on the equipment and not on sound programming. These athletes have come to me for this and I have implemented a program to assist them on reaching their goals. With a good sound percentage based program that takes into account their strength and weaknesses I believe we will have success come competition time. I will keep blogging about how they do.