The Complete Guide to Powerlifting
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Powerlifting. The name says it all - strength, power, intensity, concentration, determination.
The sport’s physical and mental demands are unlike any other, as are its athletes who must always be committed and focused on success.
What are the advantages to a Functional Fitness Athlete:
Hall of famer and nine-time world powerlifting champion Dan Austin has teamed with strength and conditioning expert Dr. Bryan Mann to create the sport’s most comprehensive resource. Powerlifting breaks down every aspect of the sport, including fueling, preparation, and execution of the three primary lifts: bench press, squat, and deadlift.
This hard-core guide includes more than 100 of the most effective exercises to enhance the three power movements, proven mental strategies, sample programs, and periodisation plans for increasing absolute strength, power, and flexibility. The authors also share their secrets for preparing for competition, optimising training, avoiding injuries, and advancing through the ranks.
Whether you’re serious about powerlifting or simply seeking a proven approach for developing strength and power from one of the most accomplished athletes in the sport, Powerlifting is a must-have.
- Released 2012
- 224 Pages
Dan Austin is the assistant head strength coach at the University of South Carolina. He has been at the university since 2003, working with the football and men's soccer teams. Before joining South Carolina, he was the head strength coach at Oklahoma State University, Mississippi State University, UNLV, Tennessee State University, and Austin Peay State University. While at Oklahoma State, he was voted the Big 12 Conference's Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.
Bryan Mann has been involved in the sport of powerlifting since 1996. Since then, he has set numerous records as a high school, teen, and junior athlete. Throughout high school and college, Mann was a four-time national and two-time world champion in powerlifting for the Natural Athlete Strength Association and was considered among the top 20 athletes in the world for his age.