Ever Wanted To Try Powerlifting But Didn't Know Where To Start?
If you thought powerlifting was just for brain dead boneheads, I bet I can change your mind in less than 5 minutes.
Powerlifting is the ideal sport for weak people. It’s the perfect sport for anyone who wants to build muscle, lose weight or tone up. That's true if you've never trained before, or are best buds with the squat rack already. If you want to lose fat off your stomach, or put some muscle onto your arms, chest and shoulders, you'll be hard pressed to find a smarter way.
And if you’re a girl looking to tone up her legs, bum and arms – it’s as if it was designed just for you. Here’s why...
Powerlifting is better than any other way of training that you’ve ever tried.
Powerlifting is goal driven .You pick a test day, or a competition, and train towards that. You pick movements that will increase your squat, bench press and deadlift - and train the ass off them.
A normal powerlifting program lasts for 12 weeks. Over those 12 weeks you're challenged to overcome limits and build mental strength and resilience, as well as physical.
Before you start, it's important to assess where you are, your current state of physical readiness, and the weak points you have, mobility limitations, and technical points you need to work on. If you’re overweight and need to drop fat, we’ll help you with a diet that will simultaneously make you very strong while losing weight.
The reason why powerlifting is so potent is because its performance orientated
You don’t just show up to the gym and do sessions.... You TRAIN with a definite goal in mind. In doing that, every workout MEANS something. You never just show up to check a box. Every time you enter the gym, there's a deeper reason behind it, and when things are though, or you're having a bad week- that will be the thing that keeps you on track.
You don’t have to be strong or in shape to start powerlifting
The perfect beginner powerlifter is someone who has no idea what they’re doing and wants to learn. When you come in with a good attitude and no bad habits, the progress you make and the speed you make it at will astound you. You could literally double your strength in less than 6 months.
Amy, one of the girls we’ve trained recently tripled her squat over a 18 month period. She wasn't even able to squat an empty bar when she started - she was using a 12kg KB. Now, at a recent competition, she's squatted over 75kg.
While doing that she's lost weight, toned up and improved the strength of her entire body.
Powerlifting is one of the safest training methodologies ever created
You might think weightlifting machines are the safest way to train - what you don’t see is the long term cumulative damage they’re having. They were never designed for you. They were never designed for YOUR body. You’re being forced to do what the machines wants you to do. Powerlifting is done with freeweights - barbells, dumbbells etc etc which allow your body to move naturally. And because you’ll be getting coached thru every session by our team of expert trainers:
Powerlifting is 4 times safer than running
That’s a real fact – injuries in sport are measured per 1,000 participant hours of training. Powerlifting comes in @ 0.8 to 4.4 injuries per 1,000 hours. Running tops out at 2.5-12.1 injuries per 1,000 hours. Contrary to what you might have heard, strength training, and powerlifting in particular, is one of the best ways to strengthen your joints and back so that:
Your back and kness become stronger and more injury resistant
You don’t even need to wear a belt because learning how to lift with good form and technique will make everything stronger. And any injuries you do have, we’ll be able to work around and rehab during your training program. Sure, at some point in the future you might elect to wear a belt, but they're definitely not necessary from a safety standpoint (I know... that sounds crazy).
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Once you've put your email in above, you'll be redirected to book a call with on of our coaches so he can tell you a bit more about our powerlifting program. You won't be asked to pay anything or submit any card details, it's just a chat to see if powerlifting is right for you.
You'll Start To Get Stronger Right Away
In just a couple of weeks, you’ll notice your strength starts to rapidly increase as your muscles get used to training. The more inexperienced you are, the faster it will happen. During your first 6-8 weeks of training you should be 20-30% stronger. And if your only goal is to get in shape, that’s great news – because it means your muscles are adapting too. If you’re weak or skinny and need to gain weight, we’ll get you to eat a bulking diet so you can build muscle. If you need to lose fat? Well one things for sure:
You Don't Need Hours of Long Boring Cardio To Lose Weight
You might think the easiest way to get in shape it to starve yourself and do high intensity classes and sprints until the fat falls off. But you’d be mistaken because if you don’t build muscle (as a guy) or tone up (as a girl) as you lose fat, you'll just look like a saggy version of your current self that takes up less space. You NEED muscle to look like a sports model or Tom Hardy. Even Brad Pitt in Fight Club was carrying a bit of muscle. Otherwise, you might look ok in your clothes, but once they come off, your shameful secret will be revealed.
You need to eat a nutrient dense diet full of healthy carbs and good quality fats to build muscle and lose fat, and we’ll help you with that too
If you’re a guy and eat the right food, you will gain muscle and fill out fast. If you’re a girl we’ll work with you on your nutrition to make sure you tone up or lose weight. We even have 2 or 3 girls who joined just because there were too skinny and wanted to gain a bit of weight. The results they have been seeing have been fantastic.
You Could Go And Do It Yourself, But Is It Worth The Risk?
Strength training is funny... you can get started relatively easily and see progress for a few weeks, maybe even a month or two until you hit a massive plateau that you don't overcome for months, maybe years.
When you don't know what you're doing and jump from program to program downloading them as you go online, it's only a matter of time before you run into a brick wall. Picking random programs off the internet might seem like a good idea, but unless they're part of a broader long term plan, eventually you'll end up overtrained, pissed off and probably injured. Then all that money you thought you saved by not investing in a trainer rapidly disappears into your physio's bank account.
At RevFit, you’ll have a personal trainer with you during every session to show you what to do and make sure you’re doing it correctly
Before your first session, you'll have a 20 minute chat about your goals with your personal trainer. He’ll take some measurements, run a few calculations and see where your body fat and strength levels are at currently. We know its safe and sustainable to drop 0.75% bodyfat per week, so that lets us calculate exactly how much weight you need to lose each week and map it against your current weight to get a “timeline to goal” for you, because even if you want to just get stronger, looking the part is also cool!
Then, it’s warm up time. Your trainer will take you through 5 mobility tests to make sure your ankles, hips, shoulders, core and back all work like they’re supposed to. If there’s a problem area, he’ll take 10-15 minutes to show you some exercises that will fix it over a 3 week period.
For the last half hour of the session you’ll get to go through some squat, bench press and deadlift technique because they're the foundation of everything you should be doing in the gym. Depending on your level of experience, we’ll either take it real slow, or crank thru some advanced powerlifting principles. At the end of day one, you’ll have a precise timeline to goal, a weekly weight loss target, and all the tools you need to put your body back together.
Then the ones after will each follow a similar set up – you spend 5-10 minutes warming up on your specific problem area. We start work on the main lift of the day, usually a squat, bench press or deadlift – don’t worry if you’ve never done them before – as part of the ‘getting started’ process we’ll take you thru a step by step series of beginner progressions to get you comfortable fast. We've taught thousands of people in person and via video over the last 4 years. Then you’ll do 2 or 3 other exercises which will target the muscle group, movement or lift we’re working on for that day before finishing with some accessory work for any weak or problem area muscle group you may have.
Because you're working your full body in every session, you'll end up evenly developed all over.
This all sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?
The only catch is that you have to agree with us on the following commitment:
“I get that no matter how many times I train during the week, if I’m eating junk and taking the piss the other 95% of the time, I won’t make progress.
I agree I’ll try to overcome a lousy lifestyle and improve everything about myself. I know the training will be hard at times, and I'll get pushed to my limit, but I promise I'll keep showing up and kicking ass because once I get thru the first few sessions everything will be ok.
I know I won’t get there tomorrow, but if I can just be 1% better each day I’ll will surprise myself with how much progress I make”
A Smart Training Program and Experienced Group of Professionals Will Guarantee Success
If you've read this far, I invite you to make a decision. You can go on to change the way you live forever, or you can do what too many others do - worry about time, or not having enough info, or that they need to find out "just one more thing" before they take the next step.
There's a better way to decide - It's a technique the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos uses all the time. It's called "regret minimisation framework" and it basically says "will I regret not trying this when I'm 80 years old?".
The realisation that even if it goes wrong, when I'm old and past it, I'm just going to think "ok well I blew €38.75/week for 12 weeks on a training program and it didn't work". And that's the worst case scenario. So what's the best case scenario? You'll find a sport that you love, that you're passionate about and that is good for you, will get you in excellent shape and get you some new friends too.
And even at that - if you do "fail", you're fully protected. If you don't learn anything, or don't see yourself getting in better shape within a month of starting, you get your money back.
The cost of the program isn't holding you back. The fear of failure is. It's time to invest in yourself if you ever want to overcome the dreaded "some day" disease.
Our most popular training package, and the one we recommend you start on is €38.75 per week - you get 3 group personal training sessions with that, and a ton of other stuff too. We find it’s the best balance between coaching and recovery. Here’s everything you get:
Here’s what you get when you start training with us:
Getting started is real simple - it doesn't even require you to pay anything or enter card details anywhere. You just book a free introductory training session with us. There's no hard sales, no pressure tactics - I've already told you how much it's going to cost, and how long we need you to give us an initial commitment for.
The next phase of training kicks off Monday 14th March. We'll be holding 2 introductory training sessions that week for new members, but if you sign up today you can get started right away. Booking is easy – just put your email in the box below and you’ll be redirected to a webpage where you can book a spot directly in our calendar.
We’ll be in touch within 24 hours to confirm you spot.
The gym is on Ballyboggan Road in Glasnevin, our first evening class is at 5.15pm and our last one is at 8.15pm. We've 6.15am and 10am morning classes too. Along with Saturday sessions. Powerlifting sessions last between 60 and 90 minutes. Any questions, you can call us on 0858794307 or contact us through our website.
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