BookThe mental and physical demands of powerlifting are unlike any other sport. Athletes must be committed and focused on success. In Powerlifting, Second Edition, powerlifting hall of famer Dan Austin, winner of 10 world powerlifting championships and 18 national championships, teams with strength and conditioning expert Dr. Bryan Mann to offer the most comprehensive powerlifting resource available.
This no-nonsense approach to training and competing in the sport offers over 100 exercises that promote the development of the three primary movements—the squat, bench press, and deadlift—and their related supplemental exercises. Dynamic warm-up routines and recovery techniques get you primed for training, making it a one-stop guide to powerlifting success. The second edition has been updated to address female powerlifters and includes a 14-week competition program, six gender- and exercise-specific training programs, as well as three 8-week off-season training programs. Precompetition checklists give you at-a-glance guides for tasks to complete and items to bring to the meet.
Powerlifting also equips you to fuel for maximum production, providing examples of the best sources of protein and carbohydrates and information on preworkout drinks and common supplements. The psychological side of the sport is addressed with mental health advice and visualization tools and recommendations to use both during training and competition as well as during personal time.
Based on the latest in exercise research and science, Powerlifting is an indispensable resource for competitive lifters or recreational gym enthusiasts looking to take their lifting to another level, making Powerlifting the ticket to a new max.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Powerlifting Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Powerlifting With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudiencePowerlifters (at any level) and powerlifting coaches involved in the competitive aspect of the sport. The book will also appeal to those looking to learn more about or break into the sport of powerlifting.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Physiology of Strength, Size, and Power
Chapter 2. Nutrition and Supplementation
Chapter 3. Warm-Up and Recovery
Chapter 4. Squat
Chapter 5. Bench Press
Chapter 6. Deadlift
Chapter 7. Periodization Methods
Chapter 8. Foundational Training
Chapter 9. Experienced Training
Chapter 10. Advanced Training
Chapter 11. Powerlifting Mindset
Chapter 12. Meet Preparation
Chapter 13. Meet Day
Reviews“Reading Powerlifting is like having Bryan Mann right there training with you. The book gives you everything you need to know. It’s the best book on training I’ve read in a long time!”
—C.J. Murphy, Owner of Total Performance Sports (TPSMethod.com) and Coach at Team EliteFTS
"In powerlifting, you can choose to learn from academic advice or practical advice from a champion. Which one is better? Well, now you don’t have to choose, because with Powerlifting by Dr. Bryan Mann and Coach Dan Austin you get the best of both worlds in one book. I wish I had this source when I was competing."
—Coach Travis Mash, World-Record-Setting Powerlifter and Head Coach of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Weightlifting Team
ExcerptsIncorporating chains into your workout
Learn this foundational exercise: front squat
Sample women’s squat training program for powerlifters