Powerlifting principles

Use the principles of powerlifting to sculpt a leaner and more balanced musculature than you've ever had before.

THE POWERLIFTING SQUAT

The bar is held behind your shoulders or lower, to decrease the leverage of the weight over your legs and hips. The stance varies, from heels at shoulder width to as wide as humanly possible – but the toes are always pointed out. In competition, the squat starts and ends with your knees and hips fully locked. The first action is to unlock your hips to steer your bum back and arch your back – only then do your knees unlock. Your face stays vertical or looking upwards as your bum goes down and back. The hip joint must descend to at least the top of the knee. When lifting up, the emphasis is on using the glutes to move the hips forward while forcing your head and chest up.

Photo by Craig Golding Jan 17, 2012

Powerlifting principles

Use the principles of powerlifting to sculpt a leaner and more balanced musculature than you've ever had before.