To preserve good technique and improve performance during large lifts, powerlifters may find a lifting belt to be a crucial piece of equipment. Considerations for choosing a lifting belt include its width, thickness, material composition, and form of closure. Width: The lower back and abdomen are supported more by a broader belt.The majority of powerlifting belts are 3 to 4 … [Read more...] about Selecting a Lifting Belt for Powerlifting
At Grinder Gym we offer the equipment and instruction for the sport of Powerlifting.
Powerlifting is a strength sport that tests the maximum amount of weight that can be performed in the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift.
It is our goal to provide an inspiring atmosphere that athletes can push themselves to achieve the very best. At Grinder Gym we offer Powerlifting events at least four times per year to give lifters an opportunity to showcase their hard work in a competitive environment. These local meets help to prepare our athletes for higher level competition at the State, National, and International level.
Powerlifting Meet Checklist: What to Bring on Competition Day
Here is a revised list of items you may need on the day of a powerlifting meet: Singlet: Most powerlifting federations require competitors to wear a singlet, which is a one-piece garment that covers the legs and waist.Socks: Specifically bring deadlift socks. Most federations require socks that come to the top of the shin. Belt: A weightlifting belt can help support your … [Read more...] about Powerlifting Meet Checklist: What to Bring on Competition Day
Powerlifting Weight Cutting: How to Safely Lose Weight for a Meet
Powerlifting is a sport that involves lifting heavy weights in the squat, bench press, and deadlift disciplines. While strength is a key factor in powerlifting, body weight can also play a role in determining the weight class that a lifter competes in. Many powerlifters choose to "cut weight" before a meet in order to qualify for a lower weight class and potentially have an … [Read more...] about Powerlifting Weight Cutting: How to Safely Lose Weight for a Meet
Partial Squats to Improve your Sticking Point in the Squat
The squat is a fundamental exercise that trains multiple muscles in the lower body, including the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. Heavy squats are a challenging exercise, especially when it comes to the sticking point, which is the point in the movement where you struggle to lift the weight. One way to improve your sticking point in the squat is to perform partial … [Read more...] about Partial Squats to Improve your Sticking Point in the Squat
Excel in Football When You Train Powerlifting in the Off-season
Training for powerlifting in the off-season can be a valuable supplement to a football training program, as it can help improve strength, power, and overall athletic performance. Here are a few specific ways in which powerlifting can help improve football performance: Increased strength: Powerlifting focuses on building strength in the major compound lifts, such as the … [Read more...] about Excel in Football When You Train Powerlifting in the Off-season