Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of lifting the heaviest possible weight in three different exercises: Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift.
The first modern powerlifting competitions began in the 60s, and in 1972 was created the federation that rules this sport: the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF).
Powerlifters use different training systems. According to conventional training, weight is gradually increased and repetitions are reduced over time.
Powerlifters must seek to improve in the three exercises (Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift). However, in addition to performing the necessary training for each specific exercise, they must work out with other auxiliary exercises that can give strength to the main muscle groups involved in powerlifting.
Currently, Powerlifting is a discipline that inspires many types of strength training in gyms around the world, because with the three exercises that have been mentioned, it is possible to work out the whole body and are excellent options to gain strength and progress in a training program.