Most of the time, people interchange power lifting with body building. In general, these two sports are slightly similar when it comes to training routine but they are different in their goals. And though both sports involve body exercises and lifting, but powerlifting focuses on strengthening and sizing up their muscles by doing moves such as squat with more weights and deadlifts.
The boundary between these two sports are slightly blurry especially for those people who are not familiar with it. That is why, Mike Samuels further explain powerlifting
What’s the Difference for Your Body Between Powerlifting & Bodybuilding?
The main difference between powerlifting and bodybuilding is that the former is based on performance and strength, while the latter is judged on appearance. Despite being different sports, some individuals compete in both powerlifting and bodybuilding. While there is some crossover between the strength needed for powerlifting and the size for bodybuilding, both methods of training have different affects on your body. Read more…
If you are solely interested in bulging up your muscle, then powerlifting might the right sport for you. In powerlifting, it focuses more on increasing the size of your muscle and get stronger to lift heavy weights.
To get you started, Jim Wendler and the staff of Elite Fitness Systems lay the basics of powerlifting for beginners:
Beginner’s Guide To Powerlifting
There comes a time in every lifter’s life when he’s asked, “whaddaya bench?” And his answer is usually one of the following: a flat-out lie (“I put up about 300”), a lame excuse (“Well, I used to do 350, but I have this injury”), or something just plain wimpy (“I don’t do bench presses”). But ask me the same question and I’ll tell you, in all honesty, that I can bench press 675 pounds. I can also pull 700 pounds on a deadlift. And my squat? It’s 1,000 pounds and increasing. See, I’m a competitive powerlifter at Westside Barbell club in Columbus, Ohio (home of Elite Fitness Systems, elitefts.com), and putting up big numbers is my business. But you don’t have to dream of becoming a powerlifter to benefit from the way I train. Powerlifting is a sport in which the objective is simply to lift as much weight as possible. You can either lift the weight or you can’t-there are no excuses. Follow this workout, and even if you couldn’t care less about becoming a powerlifter, I’m going to make sure that when it comes to lifting and getting fit, you never need an excuse, either. By training for maximum strength, you’ll not only break plateaus and boost your max weights to numbers you’ll be proud to shout to the world, you’ll also build rock-hard muscle mass, blowtorch body fat, improve your overall health, and be in and out of the gym faster than ever. Read more…
When powerlifting, you are expected to execute a lot of deadlifts, squats and bench presses. To obtain and faster results, Rob King shares various ways to do squat exercises:
4 Crazy Ways to Squat More Weight
The squat is the backbone of strength training. Adding strength to your squat will carry over into everything, including life itself.
However, there will come a point when your squat numbers will slow and your progress will come to a standstill. Adding more weight to the bar isn’t always the answer. A stronger squat often starts with your mind.
You need to build confidence while at the same time teaching your body to handle heavier weights.
Here are four squat variations that will allow you to keep slapping on plates. Read more…
It has been established many times that powerlifting is quite different with bodybuilding. But what’s perfect about this is that, exercises of each sport can be incorporated to each other to create a better and faster result. So whether you squat more weight or do press ups, all of these moves can help you build more muscle and develop more strength.
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September 18, 2015 at 10:16AM