How to begin Powerlifting like a Lady Meet Staci

 

First Day of Powerlifting Training | FULL WORKOUT

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Stacy Bama Burr1390lb All Time World Record Total/ Squat at 148lbs

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Powerlifting Lower Body Workout | Maddy Forberg

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Q&A: How to get into Powerlifting?

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MY FIRST POWERLIFTING COMPETITION | 52kg Female Powerlifter

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How to Become a Powerlifter [TIPS FOR BEGINNERS]

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How to Start POWERLIFTING: For Beginners

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And thanks to this success story, she’s inspired hundreds of thousands of women to start strength training! #6 SHE NEVER STOPPED LEARNING AND SLAYING NEW DRAGONS Look at Staci’s training regimen in 2019: gymnastic rings, handstands, yoga, swimming, powerlifting, bodyweight training, and Olympic lifting. Before long, women will be able to walk into most gyms and find a woman powerlifter who can help them get started. Until then, this step-by-step guide can help you find your first few steps down the path.

1. Find a Program or Coach. If you’re a newbie to the gym or a beginner powerlifter, start by finding a training program or a coach—or both. Many people ask me for advice on which training program they should start training with. With the rise in popularity of powerlifting in recent years, there has been a profusion of routines that can clutter and overwhelm a beginner who just simply wants. Can I Start Powerlifting After 40? “When you’re 20, you heal a lot faster and you can beat up your body a lot more,” says Karl Eichenfeldt, DPT, a New York City-based physical therapist.

If you’re interested in competing, check out this article I wrote about your first powerlifting meet. Powerlifting Nutrition. Powerlifting is a demanding sport which requires a lot of nervous system recovery to perform optimally. Just because you don’t see someone doing 30 sets of an exercise doesn’t mean they don’t need proper recovery. Familiarize yourself with the competition commands.

You’ll be given commands on every lift in a meet. These include when to start each lift, when to re-rack the bar on squats and bench presses and when to put the bar down on deadlifts. Attend a powerlifting meet as a spectator.

Before you’ve been to a meet, it’s hard to imagine the atmosphere. Article by Deanna Gerdesmeier Getting started in powerlifting can be daunting. Coaches can be expensive, and as an independent woman, it’s nice to know where to go to learn how to program your workouts for yourself rather than having to rely on someone else. This article will teach the very basics of programming, and how that changes as you advance in expertise.

The differences between. Thus, volume reduction for the deadlift of an elite 308lb competitor may begin as far as 4 weeks out from a meet, the squat volume of a master’s class 198lber may need to start dropping 2 weeks out from a meet, but the bench volume of a beginner 97lb lifter may be cut as late as only 1 week before the meet. First time meet? Here are a few things to consider as you prepare: TIMING!

REGISTRATION: You will check in with the registration table, present your Photo ID and your USA Powerlifting Card.You will then get a Lifter Card, you will take this card with you to weigh-ins. (Note, you can’t weigh in until you have this card, therefore registration begins 30 minutes prior to weigh-ins). Powerlifting is a little different from your generic “three-sets-of-10,” weight-training routines. You should split your training into blocks.

Phase one, the accumulation block, lasts four weeks and is fairly easy perform all exercises for three to five sets of 10 to 15 reps with relatively light weights.

List of related literature:

Then I started training with Dave Draper and he taught me another approach.

“The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis” by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
from The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis
by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
Simon & Schuster, 2012

This seemed strange advice, but Donna was a qualified triathlon coach and had competed on an international stage – she knew what she was talking about, so that was what I did.

“Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet” by Julian Norton
from Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet
by Julian Norton
Michael O’Mara, 2016

If the gym is her scene, ask her if she’d like you to hire a personal trainer with knowledge of post-pregnancyfitness.

“Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies” by Matthew M. F. Miller, Sharon Perkins
from Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies
by Matthew M. F. Miller, Sharon Perkins
Wiley, 2010

“There’s a personal trainer some girls use,” Cady offered.

“The Perfect Block (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Two)” by Blake Pierce
from The Perfect Block (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book Two)
by Blake Pierce
Blake Pierce, 2018

Start by talking to personal trainers in your area.

“Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies” by Melyssa St. Michael, Linda Formichelli
from Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies
by Melyssa St. Michael, Linda Formichelli
Wiley, 2004

Kafi Drexel, “Women-Only Crossfit Classes Are Popping Up All over the Country,” Self, April 8, 2014, http://www.self.com/flash/fitness-blog/2014/04/fitness-women-only-crossfit-classes/.

“Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female” by Ashley McGuire
from Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female
by Ashley McGuire
Regnery Publishing, 2017

Levin even suggested adding a powerlifting section to Strength & Health.

“Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell” by John D. Fair
from Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell
by John D. Fair
Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999

STEP 3 Pick up a few bodybuilding magazines prior to the meeting.

“Does God Love You No Matter What?” by Cook Communications Ministries
from Does God Love You No Matter What?
by Cook Communications Ministries
David C Cook, 2004

Begin by placing your forearms on the pads of a pec deck machine.

“Sculpting Her Body Perfect” by Brad Schoenfeld
from Sculpting Her Body Perfect
by Brad Schoenfeld
Human Kinetics, 2008

In the sidebar, Matt describes steps to becoming a facilitative trainer regardless of the specific situation.

“The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches” by Roger M. Schwarz, Anne Davidson, Peg Carlson, Sue McKinney
from The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches
by Roger M. Schwarz, Anne Davidson, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

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  • Love your comment/advice “We are in there for life!” for when things aren’t going to plan in the gym. Great positive way of looking at it! Gonna keep that in mind for sure

  • QUESTION. Does the bar weight/thickness differ for females and males in Powerlifting Competitions? If so, how much does the bar weigh for females in official powerlifting competitions? Thank you!

  • Funniest thing happened to me last weekend on my first powerlifting meet. I competed in Vienna/ Austria and met another strong strong friend there who wore a strong strong supply shirt. She also competed the 1st time. I wore the deadliftsocks of yours. We saw each other and I said: “hey you’re a strong strong friend too!” and we chitty chatted a little. This was such a cool experience.

  • PLEEAAASE do more videos explaining powerlifting and tips! I’m getting into the sport and plan on competing but I need the extra tips!��

  • Hey Meg! I have a question for you. I’m 31 years of age, 270 lbs of fairly in shape mass (haha) am i too old to actually start powerlifting? I would love to start and be serious in these areas. What’s your advice?

  • Welll done!!! Amazing stuff at the competition, shame about those stupid cramps �� but you’re so strong girl!!

    Ps, couldn’t hear you at 7.55 onwards ��

  • Me: ill just start to powerlift to tone up my stomach, i dont want muscles.
    Me after looking up how to powerlift: HOLY FUCC THEIR SWOLE

  • Please make more videos. This is the best beginner channel. All these channels have such experienced people makes it seem like I will never reach that level. Thank you for being relatable ��

  • I want to try powerlifting just trying to get as much info as possible before starting and working on my form with just the bar. When you lift do you typically do all 3 lifts in one session? and how many times a week? Thanks for this video!!

  • Hi… I’m 13 and 5’10. I am starting powerlifting at my middle school in 2 days. I don’t really do anything athletic. I’m really excited and also really scared. Do you have anymore advice for me. Btw I just stumbled across you and I love your content. ��

  • FYeah!!!
    You have me feeling so inspired!
    Seeing a female do something so powerful and yet still be so feminine ������
    Rock on lady!

  • Great video! You covered all the main points very well and helped me understand the sport a lot more. I’m 17 and have been going to the gym for around 6 months. To start off with I was just performing the regular body building exercise in my sessions. But this looks to be what I was really looking for so thank you for helping me gain knowledge going into it! Could you give me some advice on what shoes to wear? I heard that Chuck Taylor’s are great for the deadlift due to having a flat sole. As well as a shoe with a raised sole for squats, such as the squatting shoes. Other than that, that’s all I know when it comes to what shoes to wear.

  • The LA fitness I go to is awesome. For some reason there is a good amount of powerlifters and no problem with staff when we deadlift heavy. They encourage it

  • Check out symmetricstrength.com lots of cool calculators and there’s one that has your ideal body weight to be most competitive at different sports! PS you are my fave youtuber and I’ve recommended you to SO many people. Keep doing you <3

  • Would you recommend lifting shoes? I watched a video where someone suggested shoes for squats and different shoes for deadlifts. I get confused. Thanks for the video!

  • I am lucky enough to have found a crossfit box that has a barbell club run by someone who lifts with RPS and WNPF. They only train 2 days a week, but his programming is killer with a focus on band work and having us do deficits or plate/rack pulls on DL days. Unfortunately there is not a huge emphasis on bench, but another woman at my gym is a long time powerlifter, and she has helped me out in that area AND open gym is great for focusing on PLing. So while crossfit gyms aren’t technically PL gyms, if you find the right one, it can definitely help with training.

    The one negative thing about CF gyms is that they typically focus on high bar squats-which are more beneficial for oly lifters. Soo I had the barbell coach help me with low bar and I watched Alan Thrall for extra assistance.

  • Hey, Great video, videos like this are great to help more people get into the sport and really get some confidence behind them! I left a sub to support you!

  • Sooooooo thissssssss!!! Yoooooooou!!! So happy to find a video with good information and your not trying to be extra about it and you’re being your true self. Not trying to sell yourself! I love this! Other videos I have watches so far the girl is trying to look hella cute and being all extra about it. We are women looking for information not coming here to see how cute you are! I love it! Thank you!

  • For about 14 weeks, I’ve been doing more hypertrophy training than before. (I’ve technically “lifted” for years, but only very casually for health.) I’ve been thinking of switching to a more powerlifting style gym & near me (I love the 3 main lifts, and focusing on strength) before I have to pay for next month at my local YMCA. I’m a bit stressed over it, as it seems more intimidating there, but I know it’s just my anxiety! So watching this is very helpful, thank you.

  • Nice informative tips! Good orientation for beginners. I started powerlifting after building hypertrophy for 10 years and now i have no problem lifting twice my bodyweight in basic lifts

  • Congrats on completing your first competition!! I’d love to see a comparison between this and bikini — I think it’d be such a different world!! And I’d love a new ebook ALWAYS.

  • QUESTION. Does the bar weight/thickness differ for females and males in Powerlifting Competitions? If so, how much does the bar weigh for females in official powerlifting competitions? Thank you!

  • Hi very interested in starting to powerlift but I have no idea where to begin with the actual workout splits and what exercises to put together. I’ve been training bodybuilding style for about 2 years now but I’m unsure about the split and how the actual routine would go about. I know how to deadlift bench and squat but how is the training different than bodybuilding style of training

  • Just come across your video.. you did great! I would love your powerlifting e-book.. and also to see the bikini vs powerlift video. I would love to compete in PL.. but at 40.. came into it a little late and struggle with too many injuries. My DL PB is 130Kg and BW is 60Kg so I know with work i could probably get there.. I just wish i’d started 20 years ago. Powelifting is the best buzz out there!

  • Just wanted to agree with some of the people here about the audio editing problem at 8 mins. I also watched your NY vlogs and there were a couple of titles and boxes which popped up where they clearly shouldn’t have and I feel like I can tell recently that the videos don’t seem to have been watched through before posting. I just think these things make such a huge difference.
    BUT having said that Lauren I love your channel because I feel like you are one of the few who keep it real and I also bloody love that you use so much evidence based theory behind your training. Keep doing you and absolutely smashing down those gender stereotypes, honestly you’re so inspiring ❤️

  • That 80kg probably felt heavy because of the “carbs” that you ate before hand since that is most likely not just carbs but tons of fat as well and fat can cause a build up of fat in the blood which makes the body slow and sluggish. This is why i only eat high carb low in fat meals before working out in general.

  • Brilliant Lifting Lauren Especially for a ‘Newbie’! #allroundathlete
    We all Hope to see you Rock The Platform again!

    Big Love Team Rutherford 😉

  • Well done:) The fact that you went there and did it deserves recognition alone! A lot of people don’t realise how much time and effort goes into competing. Your lifts looked good! I haven’t heard of the BDFPA before (I compete in the IPF), so looking them up (drugs free is always good).:)

  • Hey there Lauren, I know the month is almost over, but I’ll say anyway….late Happy New Year!! �� Cool channel you have here, and congrats on all your success so far, including now being a POWERHOUSE ��…. and wishing you all the best for even more in 2018. So was just curious, what muscle do you train the most each week?? And do you follow any particular recipes, or create all of your own original meals and desserts…..plus do you have all time favorite dessert?? Well, keep going strong… keep on flexing… and keep on inspiring. Definitely have a new member of the Lauren Tickner fan club rooting for ya! �� Take care!!

  • Way to lift. I love competing. I just started lifting 4 years ago but am addicted to it now. I am a bencher mainly due to back issues but will get back to full power eventually. Keep killing it!

  • woooooo smashed it girl!!!! did you enjoy this more than bikini competing? I think a bikini vs. powerlifting vid would be v interesting, I feel like training for a powerlifting comp is away more positive and more about bettering yourself and building yourself up whereas bikini is more about testing your discipline etc. BUT I have literally no experiencer with either so probs talking a load of poop

  • Hi Lauren Congratulations you were amazing!!!! Taking part in my first meet in a few months and this was so helpful. Could you let me know why you don’t wear knee sleeves is it because they aren’t allowed and did you train without for a bit beforehand? Thank you!!! Hope you get your health issues sorted out soon btw.

  • Thanks for the tips on how to find powerlifting gyms. There was one in my town that I didn’t know even existed. Getting tired of the commercial gym aspect.

  • I did powerlifting last season just because I’m strong, and I didn’t do so well. I was hoping that technique training for powerlifting specifically might help a lot more, thank you so much!

    Edit: I do sumo also but it makes me cry because I have really strained and inflamed psoas muscles

  • Enjoyed getting to see you compete. I can’t imagine the pressure that is added when EVERYONE is staring at you and cheering you on. Must get quite intense! Hope to see more competitions of you in the future and I would love to hear the difference between bikini/powerlifting competitions. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all!

  • A big well done Lauren ������ I just wanted to say that you have been such an inspiration to me to start powerlifting and now I’ve been training for over 4 months �� I’ve got my first powerlifting comp coming up in 2 weeks time and I’m like a bit nervous because I’m only 16 and like there will be mainly all adults there but after watching this video has made me just feel even more excited for it and I just can’t wait to smash some pbs ����

  • i really enjoy the Q&A’s. also, i don’t know if you pay attention to past posts but i’m going backwards because two vids a week?? i’m too addicted for that.

  • Great video, I am (resistance) training over 27years focusing on hypertrophy, only the last years more and more focusing on strength, since I need to become stronger in order to see any more progress.

  • Hi Lauren,

    You were the first YouTuber I ever watched and of course part of me still likes to watch you. However, I do agree that your content hasn’t been as good recently. When I log into YouTube and go to my subscriptions I’ve noticed that I will instantly click on GraceFitUk or Whitney Simmons (and so on) but I don’t get that excitement anymore about yours. Of course I still watch because I want to support you but I just feel others are more interesting now.
    But like I said, I do support you and think you’re great, you’ve got amazing confidence and I wish I was more like you! ☺️

  • Much respect to you for even doing a powerlifting meet. Regardless if the weights you lifted, although you are super strong for your bodyweight. I say this because I have always wanted to do a powerlifting comp myself but I would be too scared because I can’t drag any mates along ya know. Mates don’t lift haha

  • Please do the bikini vs powerlifting video! You kicked butt in your first ever competition, and remember because it was your first comp, you got three PBs �� killing it!

  • I love it! You’re like the better version of me exactly the same height and I almost hit the same number on lifts, but I’m a few kg heavier. You motivate me so so so much to improve �� Ps. Have you tried oly weightlifting? I would love to see a video where you try it with a coach!

  • Hey Lauren! I know it’s probably a ‘no shit, Sherlock…’ question, but did you do a water cut into the meet? That would definitely exacerbate cramping

  • I go to la fitness and they the chillest I’ve been to powerlifting gyms and it’s no different except powerlifting games have more equipment but the type of people are the same

  • I recently did a deadlift competition and lifted 420lbs with ease. I’m in a higher weight class but I don’t really watch my weight much and started lifting for fun. I was told I should look at possibly competing. I’m 200 lbs and without training and just trying to figure things out, here are my numbers: deadlift 420, squat 375, and bench (worst form) 170. I’ve done 2 strongman competitions as well and will do my first powerlifting comp in March. Do you have any suggestions?

  • I power lifted for a while but had to stop. I want to start again but I want to strengthen my knees, shoulders, and elbows. Do you have any tips on what I could do?

  • I’m 47 and 5’4. I’m 30lbs overweight and out of shape. I’ve always have been pretty strong. Do you think I’m too old to start? Or should I prep myself in something else before getting into PL?

  • I was talking with a friend at the gym and he said you had been at his house hanging out with his sister. When he said your name I was like, “I love Maddy’s videos.”

  • Just got into powerlifting at 55 years old. Inspired by going to a competition to watch my son lift. Met a 74 year old still competing. So inspired by him, my son and watching your YouTube vids. Thanks. Keep up the good work. John

  • Crunch is a really good gym for both people just getting into power lifting and people who have been doing it for a while and it’s a cheaper option

  • Meg what are some good briefs to get for a newb? I’ve been lifting since 2007 and have been training powerlifting style for a year now. I’ve decided to go for a meet next April/May. Any recommendations? Thanks!!!

  • So I’ve been “power lifting” for a few weeks now, and I’m doing it to lose fat. I do 10 minutes of cardio before and after my workout and I eat about 1500-1800 calories a day. I am filled to the brim with estrogen I store my fat in my bum and my boobs and I store it VERY easily, I doubt I’ll be able to gain muscle any time soon, will I be able to lose fat if I’m only lifting light weights? When I say “light” I mean I lift stuff that is only heavy to me…For example I’ll lift 50 pounds and I look and act like my boyfriend who is lifting 600.

  • I used to play lots of sports in school. Near the end of high school some mental health issues kicked in and I’ve been taking all my time getting that under control. Now I’m 23 (24 in a few days) and ready to get fit & active again. Your videos have been really inspiring to me in the past few days since I’ve found your channel & I’m really motivated to get back into weight lifting. I can afford a monthly gym membership but I probably won’t be able to afford a coach so the one thing I’m worried about is developing a training plan for myself do you have any resources or suggestions for that?

  • dang girl, i hope one day i can score a strong strong girlFRIEND as pretty as you are:P, in all seriousness tho great video meg!

  • Hi. What brand is your belt? It looks great. I’m new to lifting (previously athletics) and currently wearing my boyfriend’s old leather one but want one of my own. I’m thinking of a rookie meet maybe the end of the year. I’m same bodyweight as you, and I’m waaay off your weights though!

  • Do a calab with me! Lol my channel is small but I’m trying sister! I’m getting into power lifting now so ty for the advice! I’m a mom of 5 so I wanna show my kids that strength is physical, mental and emotional!!! Xoxo!

  • I wonder when the BRUTE showdown was filmed because there is a huge difference in her physique. She was in great shape then but she looks even more ripped here, very impressive.

  • I have to lose alot of weight but I HATE cardio so much. I want to do mostly weightlifting and specially focus on powerlifting. Can I still lose weight or does it go suuuuper slow without cardio?

  • You’re such a cool chick. I showed my mom some of your videos so she could understand why I want to get into powerlifting and she totally approved. Thanks for making this channel! Keep being awesome.

  • Love your channel!! Can you please recommend more powerlifters to follow, as I am just getting into it and looking for lots of motivation and advice:)

  • So you mentioned in one of your answers to a question that you plan to be in the gym for a very long time, as long as its still fun. Recently I’ve really lost my gym motivation. I don’t have fun while I’m there & honestly I’ve just been forcing it on myself. I’m training for powerlifting btw. Do you think that maybe powerlifting just isn’t for me? If you found yourself all of a sudden just hating it, would you quit?

  • Great video! I just found your channel and I am in love with it. I use to do powerlifting in high school and just moved away from the sport and played tennis competitively. I am looking to get back into powerlifting but I’ve been a little nervous with my knees since I tore my ACL in one leg and both sides of my meniscus on the other but I’m slowly working back into it. Thanks for all the info

  • Powerlifter is a fat want to be bodyduilder  that will eventually be injured. Crossshit equals injury.Pretty face but not to bright. unsubscribe

  • Just saw you on maxx chewning’s channel subscribed based on the fact that you’re strong as hell! Great video btw was looking into how to get into power lifting but was still unsure because I start college in 3 weeks don’t know if I could juggle both lifestyles what do you recommend?

  • yay you answered my questions!! I have never even thought about strong man/woman competitions i definitely plan on looking into it.

  • This was super helpful!! I’ve getting into powerlifting for a couple of months now, do you have any tips on what I can eat before a training sesh cause I do tend to feel fatigue half way through my workout

  • I liked this video, Q&A vids are always nice and i enjoy when people do them. I like your channel because you are real. You don’t try to present a false image of yourself. Also i’m impressed with your work ethic, you are strong. Thank you for taking time out of your day to make videos for us to watch. Also you look great in this vid.

  • Hi, I’ve a few questions. Some folks have recommended powerlifting to me, as I wish to grow stronger, not bigger. They also mentioned, that, for my goal, I should just eat at caloric maintenance. But, for this goal, what is the ideal macro balance, if any? And, if you’re a beginner, what are good weights, in terms of pounds lifted? And, if this is unanswerable (because of personal subjectivity), how do I gauge, what would be good for me?

  • Just want to say that you are such an inspiration to me. I started working out in March of this year and only over the past couple of months have started to become really passionate and serious about lifting. A good friend linked me to your road to 300 squat video and it brought me to tears. I could relate to the emotion I saw on your face when you finally reached that next goal. You are an awesome lady! Keep it up!

  • Hey Megan! Do you incorporate any raw deadlifts and squats? (No weight belt or knee wraps) Most of the videos I’ve seen you’re always wearing a belt unless training upper body. I’m asking because I have heard and believe that relying on a belt too often can weaken your core stabilizer muscles over time, as your body becomes accustomed to wearing one when performing lifts, your core shuts off. This may be why you have trouble engaging your lats? I remember you saying. Of course you will not be able to lift as heavy, as that is the goal of competitive powerlifting, but strengthening the core should be just as important. What are your thoughts on this? Have you heard this before?

  • Saw the 375 pull on the Maxx collab. Looked very strong & clean. Definitely confident you’ll hit 405 in the near future. Your body composition is looking leaner & strong strong my friend. much respect. By the way RDL helping my lock out, thanks.

  • Dat answer about Nikki B:DDD come at me bro:D Megan, you’re so much cooler than nikki, all her subs are from her bf. And nikki is not so honest truthfull and funny like you. You’re talking for real, acting real and showing your heart, Not your butt in every vid like she. So, keep up, be strong and show how woman can be strong!
    Ps.: you’re hot.

  • Thanks, I found your video for begginers more detailed and relative than what the guys make:) I am interested in why we need a belt? Or knee sleeves? And would be nice to see the three powerlifting moves with details of the techniques.

  • such a shame most gyms don’t have decent squat racks or allow deadlifting and using chalk and shizznit. I’m not saying all gyms should promote powerlifting, but encouraging people to squat and pick stuff up efficiently would certainly be a step in the right direction.

  • Great job Lauren!!! I am probably going to get a lot of hate for saying this, but I am saying this because I love Lauren and her content. I feel like the quality of your videos are decreasing. I think the actual video quality is good but the content is getting worse. There are very noticeable errors in you editing which could easily be fixed if you just watch your video before you post it. One example is at the 8-minute mark. If you fixed this earlier your subscribers (including myself) could actually understand your videos.Also, I know you are all about selling your training guides, but it gets a little annoying hearing you talk about them and try to sell them in every video. I hope you take this all as ways to help you improve, if not I understand! Love you lots Lauren, as I have been a follower since the very beginning of your journey!

  • Really legit answers! You so gorgeous! o.O
    Loved this video. Thanks for sharing the website, just saw that they have a UK section too, WOOP!

  • Inb4 every guy talks about what we all know they’re gonna comment on. Srs. Nearest powerlifting gym is at least 45 minutes away from me. Fuuuccckkk

  • Hey Megan, is it possible for you to share your daily diet in a video or something specially focused on powerlifting? I am a newbie bodybuilder but I want to make a shift to powerlifting and continue that for couple of years. Please do a video on powerlifting diet. Thank You.

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  • Your advice is great and I love that you’re helping to make powerlifting approachable to anyone. I 100% agree, when done correctly it is so good our bodies. One very small, but important change in how you describe sumo setup, instead of saying to put your chest over the bar (which is true for a lot of people) I’d tell someone to keep their shoulders directly above the bar as they sit back, so the bar and shoulders are always in a straight line. Some people with long legs and great hip mobility can keep their torso almost perfectly vertical when pulling sumo, meaning their chest never needs to go past the bar. Check out my buddy Drew as an example:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrRJ0Xsgflk/?igshid=1fx49b5yw5xt2

    Keep training and spreading the good word!

  • Good timing! I’m doing legs today, so this gave me some things to think about, even as a guy. I actually can’t squat right now because I hurt my shoulder and can’t move it into the proper position without pain, so maybe subbing something like the hip thrust just for today to get the glute work going might make sense? Still gonna do my deadlifts, or at least attempt them, since the pain is when I move my shoulder back, not when I pick stuff up.

  • Old vid I know but dang girl You already look to be in extremely good physical condition…..and assume you want to gain a little weight for powerlifting….why such a high volume of sets and reps?

  • Always inspired by you and your workouts!! What is the difference between your new power lifting training opposed to your regular training?