03-26-2013, 10:11 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: St. Johns, FL
Training Exp: 15
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Originally Posted by Dray
No idea if this applies elsewhere, but around here, there's been pretty much an explosion of gyms opening up over the last few years or so. Most of them the 24 hour kind, sure, but even most (maybe all?) of those actually do have weights, benches and so on. Seems to be a more popular pastime in general, IOW.
Also, I would say Crossfit has made barbells in particular more "acceptable", and just more well-known to the public, in ways other than in the Olympics every 4 years - assuming any given viewer is even going to see the weightlifting then...
I know, Crossfit cops a lot of flack, but credit where it's due, I reckon.
And I might be wrong, but it looks a lot like more and more people in general (not just those competing in sports) being aware of the benefits of resistance training, every year. Could make them more likely to appreciate powerlifting? Maybe start training themselves - even have a go in a local comp...!
edit: Also, I agree that powerlifting-style training gets pushed on forums a lot.
I have to agree with you. I as a powerlifter actually have no beef with cross fit. Its not my style of training, but nothing wrong with it. I think the issue most run into is the lack of proper form.
Best meet lifts: 1040squat, 730 bench, 730 deadlift
Best total: 1040-680-730=2450
"This is about strength, not getting a 10.0 form score from the Russian judge" Steve Shaw