Evolve is setup for any powerlifter looking to take their performance to the next level. We are the best equipped gym in Edmonton with 15 platforms, 4 dedicated deadlift platforms with band attachments, 4 ER Equipment combo racks, 2 Eleiko Competition Powerlifting bars, 5 Texas Powerbars, and 900kg of Eleiko competition powerlifting steel. With chains, bands, boards and other accessories specific to Powerlifting, Evolve is making Powerlifting known in Edmonton.
What Evolve Can Do For You
Looking for a facility that will meet your needs as a Powerlifter in Edmonton? We are one of the only facilities open to the public for powerlfiters to call home. Here at Evolve, you have the freedom of training to your maximum with the right tools and equipment to assist you in your journey. We have filled the gym with competition equipment so when you decide to compete, nothing will be holding you back.
We also promote education and continual growth within powerlifting through our powerlifting specific seminars on technique and programming, competition preparation, nutritional recommendations to make weight, as well as having powerlifting specific personal trainers here to teach and guide you to lifting with proficiency.
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What is Powerlifting
Powerlifting, often confused with Olympic lifting, is an individualized sport in which competitors attempt to lift as much weight as possible for one repetition in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Each lifter is placed into a specific division and classified by several variables including weight class, age group, and experience level. Further subdivisions are made between what is known as “raw” and “geared” powerlifters, indicating whether or not the individual is wearing supportive equipment during the competition.
Competitors are given 3 attempts in each of the disciplines, the Squat, the Bench Press and the Deadlift. The best lift in each discipline is added together to arrive at a lifter’s total for the contest, by which they are ranked. The highest total wins each weight class. Athletes are divided into classes by weight and age. All weights are in kilograms. A lifter must have at least one successful attempt in each of the disciplines to compile a total, otherwise they are disqualified.
The lift starts with the lifter standing erect and the bar loaded with weights resting on the lifter's shoulders. At the referee's command the lift begins. The lifter bends his knees and lowers him into a squatting position with the hips slightly below parallel position. The lifter returns to an erect position. At the referees command the bar is returned to the rack and the lift is completed.
With his or her back resting on the bench, the lifter takes the loaded bar at arm's length. At the referee's command the powerlifter lowers the bar to the chest. On the chest the bar must be hold motionless until the referee give the “press” signal. The powerlifter pushes the weight up until the arms are straight and the elbows locked. Then the referee will call 'rack' and the lift is completed as the weight is returned to the rack.
The deadlift is often described as the king of the powerlifting disciplines. In the deadlift the athlete grasps the loaded bar which is resting on the platform floor. The powerlifter pulls the weights off the floor and assumes a standing erect position. The knees must be locked and shoulders back with the weight held in the lifters’ grip. At the referees command the bar will be returned to the floor under the control of the lifter.