Getting Started with Strength Building
If you’ve never weight lifted before, we invite you to complete our Intro to Powerlifting workshop. This 2-hour workshop will teach you the fundamental technique and proper training for the power lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift.
The workshop can be either a standalone experience, or can be a pathway into our regular classes.
The Intro to Powerlifting training workshop includes the following elements:
- Warm up and mobility
- Deadlift technique
- Squat technique
- Bench press technique
- Dumbbell Row technique
You will leave knowing the essentials of good technique in the basic strength movements, along with an understanding of your particular areas to work on. This workshop isn’t the ‘be all and end all’ of powerlifting technique; rather, it is designed to get you started and give you confidence that this is something you can do.
“I got tonnes out of the workshop… you’re a really really good teacher, you explain things really really well and you make it seem possible.” – Elizabeth D
Our Intro to Powerlifting workshop is designed to accommodate complete beginners, so we will meet you where you are at. You won’t be expected to lift ‘heavy’ right away, or do anything that you are not comfortable with.
You can learn technique with light weights or even with a stick. If any movements present a problem, there is generally a workaround or an alternative, so don’t worry if you feel you have movement limitations.
“Fabulous day and definitely feel more confident.”
– Ros B
“The combination of your knowledge and professional approach to teaching is amazing and would be difficult to find anywhere else.” – Sharon W
Continuing your strength building
This workshop is also your pathway into our Building Strength and Ladies Who Lift classes. If you are new to lifting, you need a basic grounding in lifting techniques in order to participate safely in the classes.
If you already have some experience with the power lifts, and have the basic technique, you could choose to skip the workshop and move straight to classes. If you would like to do this, do please contact us to discuss it.
Benefits of powerlifting
- It’s among the best methods for building muscle and strength.
- If you follow a well-designed programme and employ the right technique, it’s one of the healthiest and safest ways to maintain your fitness.
- It’s a fantastic sport for all levels of lifters and weight class, from beginners to experts, as it is simple to do, and ultimately it is just you against the bar. Whatever weight is on the bar, if it’s a challenge for you, you can feel proud and successful in the sport of powerlifting.
Bottom line: If you’re new to weightlifting or an experienced lifter who wants to get as strong as possible, you should learn about powerlifting.
Intro to Powerlifting Workshop Dates
The standalone workshop price is £49. This workshop can also be booked using the Kickstart Offer combined membership.
Here are the upcoming dates for Intro to Powerlifting. Please click on a date to book:
71 Holland Road
London E15 3BP
The gym is a 5 minute walk from West Ham station. Free car parking is also available. West Ham is on Jubilee, District, Hammersmith & City, DLR and national rail.
To find out more about Intro To Powerlifting sessions just fill in the contact form below
What do I need to know before starting powerlifting?
To begin powerlifting properly and maximise your strength development while lowering your risk of injury, you must be familiar with the principles of training and proper technique. Additionally, you should follow a powerlifting program that includes sufficient reps of the squat, bench press, and deadlift each week, along with accessory work to build your overall strength.
When should you start powerlifting?
Strength declines much more slowly than other physical attributes, such as speed, so you can be competitive for longer. In addition, if you are a late starter, you can continue to get stronger throughout your training career, whatever age you happen to be. Even when strength starts to decline, the muscle you have built will enable you to have a more active life, and research shows that the more muscle you have, the longer you live!
How does a beginner start powerlifting?
Beginners should perform the bench press, squat, and deadlift two to three times a week, starting with lighter weights. Increasing the weight a little each week while attempting to improve technique and become more effective, is the recommended process. In order to get stronger, you must increase the challenge – known as progressive overload. There is no point being comfortable and using the same weight repeatedly, as your body will adapt to them and you will not get stronger.