When the seeds of creating a new powerlifting federation were first planted in 2018, I could never have envisioned how the world would change within the next few years: the victories, heartbreaks, losses and struggles that we have all encountered over the past year, specifically. But if life is a teacher, the biggest lessons to learn are that nothing lasts forever, life always gives us opportunities to grow and learn, and at the end of the day we are all in this thing called "life" together.
The sport of powerlifting is a great way to bring us together to support each other in our struggles, whether those struggles are mental, emotional or physical. It's hard to think of other sports that are capable of having an 11 year-old just starting their strength journey, an internationally competitive 30 year-old, and a life-experienced 82 year-old lifter sharing the same equipment and platform on the same day. If we intend to learn and grow as people as well as lifters, the first step is coming together to support each other regardless of our backgrounds, genders, ethnicities or sexualities.
Isn't the sport of powerlifting amazing? Message us if you would like to share the story of your powerlifting journey with others in our next newsletter/blog.
Presented to you by the USPC & WPUSA:
The United States Powerlifting Coalition was created to provide powerlifters an atmosphere where they can be comfortable in a safe, lifting environment. We utilize a monolift on the platform in order to provide the best experience for both lifters and spotters and to promote safety and confidence when squatting; a fat pad bench with face savers and Texas squat, power and deadlift bars on the platform.