6 Myths Uncovered About Powerlifting

Deadlift Barbell1     POWERLIFTERS are FAT

It is  often said by bodybuilders that they don’t want to do powerlifting because they don’t want to get fat. The idea that all powerlifters are fat or even that the majority of powerlifters are fat is ridiculous.

Good nutrition is a big part of being a great powerlifter. A Bad diet causes you to be fat, not powerlifting.

2     YOU MUST SQUAT LOW-BAR

The high-bar low-bar conflict has been debated to death between Powerlifters and Bodybuilders. Neither option is better or worse than the other. If you squat better high-bar then squat high-bar. If you squat better low-bar then squat low-bar.

3   LIFTING WEIGHTS IS DANGEROUS

Lifting free weights actually causes less injuries than using machines, and Powerlifting has been shown to produce less injuries than most major sports. – Sports Injury Rates

4    POWERLIFTING MAKES WOMAN BULKY

People often confuse female powerlifters with female body builders. Female body builders  often use steroids to get to be as bulky as they are. Women, without the use of illegal supplements, like steroids, can not get as big as men. Take a look at some of the ladies in the 63 kg class at the world championships.

5     LIFTING WEIGHTS CAUSES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Your blood pressure increases when you lift heavy weights, but it returns back to normal once you finish your set. Studies show that people who lift weights regularly have lower blood pressure than people who do not work out at all.With only two or three weight lifting sessions a week, a person with high blood pressure will start seeing results according to the American Heart Association.

6     IT’S HARMFUL FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS TO LIFT WEIGHTS

Training with weights stimulates children’s and teenagers bodies for production of growth hormone, which stimulates bone growth. So do not be afraid to let your child go to the gym. The only way weight lifting can stunt your growth is if you damage your growth plate by letting the bar fall on you. But if you use proper technique, you’ll be safer than with Rugby or Soccer where collisions are common.

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Saswati
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Nice tips!!! I think I was wrong too about this concept!!
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Nusrat
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It’s ridiculous that some people still believe these myths! Thank you for clearing them up. I enjoyed the video of the female powerlifters.

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