focusing on squat and bench press.
There are many benefits to increasing muscle size and strength. If you increase the amount of weight you can squat, press and deadlift then your ability to move lighter weights for multiple repetitions in a workout will take less energy and be much easier.
Don’t worry you will still be getting quite a bit of intensity in your lifting sessions as we will be attempting a new PR for each lift every class. You will be burning lots of calories and fat. The metabolic boost lasts for 24 hours, much longer than post aerobic exercise. Also the more muscle you build the more calories your body will burn at rest. In addition lifting heavy builds strong bones and can help combat the signs of osteoporosis!
Not to mention the boost in confidence that comes from getting stronger and more efficient with your lifts.
Powerlifting also increase sports performance. Research has shown that athletes with higher 1 rep max squats tested higher on vertical jump tests. It has also been shown that as the squat weight goes up so does the vertical jump. Research has also shown that athletes with the highest squat strength to body weight ratio had the fastest sprinting times.
Finally, with bigger and stronger tissues (tendons, ligaments, muscles) our body will be more resistant to all external forces and we will be less likely to get injured.
For non-members or those who choose to put their membership on hold, the 6 week program is $320. For those adding on to their current membership its $125 for the program.