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Programs like CrossFit and F45 have made the dynamic training moves of powerlifting more mainstream in recent years. We explain why incorporating some of these moves can offer great returns in the gym.

If you’re looking to power up your workout, you should consider chalking up. That is, applying chalk to your palms in preparation for the heavy barbells you will hoist, push and pull when powerlifting.

Powerlifting is a popular sport performed in competitions worldwide, including the likes of CrossFit. It’s a sport of strength that revolves around variations of the “Big Three” heavy lifts – the deadlift, squat, and bench press – all performed in a controlled manner. Sport and athletic coaches have also incorporated the benefits of powerlifting into training programs for decades; with plenty of research pointing to improved speed, coordination, strength and agility for athletes who can perform powerlifts well. 

Thanks to programs like CrossFit and F45, powerlifting has become a mainstream addition to many people’s weekly workout routines, and for good reason. These moves are defining exercises that enhance health, strength, and athletic performance.

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