Power Lifting

By on November 16, 2013

Power lifting is “extreme lifting” because of the intense pressure it puts on your muscles, tendons, joints and bones. It is only for athletes who want to move a maximum amount of weights and generate a lot of force and explosive power.

These movements and techniques are extremely hard on the body and can cause more damage to the joints than any lasting benefit to the muscles. It is not for weight loss or health fitness minded people or anyone with knee, hip, neck or lower back problems.

Some of the most basic and fundamental movements of power lifting have been proven biomechanically incorrect and damaging to the human form. Anyone not planning on competing in the Olympics should really think twice.


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