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NZ Powerlifting Invitational

Powerlifting is the ultimate test of strength and something all gym-goers can relate to - how much can you squat, bench press and deadlift? Watch some of New Zealand's top strength athletes battle for the title of best pound for pound lifter in New Zealand

Sunday
Solid Strength Equipment Training Arena

 

 

 

Powerlifting is a strength sport and weight training exercise that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. It's the ultimate test of strength and something all gym-goers can relate to - how much can you squat, bench press and deadlift?

 

This is your chance to watch some of New Zealand's top strength athletes battle for the title of best pound for pound lifter in New Zealand.

 

This event is hosted by New Zealand Powerlifting.

 

 

Squat


Competitors start in a standing position with a loaded barbell resting across their upper back / shoulders, then lower themselves until the angle between their lower leg and their hamstrings is 90 degrees or less. From this bottom point of the movement they then power back upwards, fully extending their legs and finishing in the start position.


Bench Press


Competitors lie on a bench with their feet flat on the floor, and lower a weighted bar to their chest.. A successful lift occurs when a lifter touches the bar to their chest, pauses for a beat, then presses the bar upwards, fully extending their arms.


Deadlift


In essence, a deadlift consists of picking up a heavy weight from the floor. Competitors stand behind a barbell, bend at the knees and grasp the weight, and stand back up. A successful lift is when the athlete is standing tall, their legs straight, and their arms locked out holding the bar.

 

Timetable

Times are approximate and subject to change

11:00am

Back Squats

Women (Under 63kg & Over 63kg)

11:45am

Back Squats

Men (Under 93kg & Over 93kg)

 12:30pm

Bench Press

Women (Under 63kg & Over 63kg)

 1:10pm

Bench Press

Men (Under 93kg & Over 93kg)

 2:00pm

Deadlift

Women (Under 63kg & Over 63kg)

 2:40pm

Deadlift

Men (Under 93kg & Over 93kg)

 

 

 

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