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.
Now, 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 periodization plans for increasing absolute strength, power, and flexibility. The authors also share their secrets for preparing for competition, optimizing 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Physiology of Strength and Power
Chapter 2. Muscle Fueling
Chapter 3. Power Training Preparation
Chapter 4. Squat
Chapter 5. Bench Press
Chapter 6. Deadlift
Chapter 7. Power Periodization
Chapter 8. Foundational Training
Chapter 9. Experienced Training
Chapter 10. Advanced Training
Chapter 11. Powerlifting Mindset
Chapter 12. Meet Preparation
Chapter 13. Meet Day
“Powerlifting is a winner. Every person who ventures into the gym should focus at one time or another on building strength through powerlifting, and this is the definitive insider’s book packed with advice on training and nutrition. Authors Dan Austin and Bryan Mann, with dozens of national and world records between them, have dedicated their lives to the singular purpose of educating men and women in developing their ultimate potential. I’m impressed not only with the breadth of the content but also with the highly detailed plans to help you make significant improvements on each of the three major lifts. This book will make a huge difference in your degree of success, whether or not you are competing.”
Robert Kennedy -- Publisher, RK Publishing (Publishers of MuscleMag, Reps, and Oxygen Magazines)
“Powerlifting serves as the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to take their performance to another level.”
Christian Cantwell -- 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, Shot Put; 2009 IAAF World Championships Gold Medalist, Shot Put; 2010, 2008, 2004 World Indoor Championships Gold Medalist, Shot Put
"I wish I had Powerlifting when I started in this sport. Dan Austin and Brian Mann demonstrate the smartest and safest methods of developing maximum strength."
Bill Gillespie -- Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Liberty University