Powerlifting Programming | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Winter Powerlifting

Commit to building muscle and getting stronger during the winter months! In this four-week session, participants will follow a training program that includes a warm-up, form/technique, and cool down for the three basic power-lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. Accessory exercises and lift variations to improve range of motion and technique will also be included. The session will be run as a small group personal training session, as the session instructor will be a personal trainer.

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 Coach: Jenna G.

Capacity: 6

Fee: $50

Location: Olympic Weightlifting Room-Field House

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 5 - January 28 (4 weeks) | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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Powerlifting for Women

Powerlifting is a training style that is rapidly increasing in popularity among women. This style of training has been shown to build muscle, increase mobility, increase lean body mass, and improve the glutes.  In this four-week session, female participants will follow a training program which includes a warm-up, form/technique, and cool down for the three basic power-lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift.  Each lift will be taught specifically from the unique perspective of the female anatomy.  The goal is to improve confidence in the gym at the barbell racks. Accessory exercises and lift variations to improve range of motion and technique will also be included. The session instructor is a female personal trainer with more than 20 years of powerlifting experience.

Registration:

Coach: Jenna G.

Capacity: 6

Fee: $50

Location: Olympic Weightlifting Room-Field House

 When:

  • Session 1 | Tuesdays/Thursdays, February 2 - February 25 (4 weeks) | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Session 2 | Tuesdays/Thursdays, April 13 - May 6 (4 weeks) | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Powerlifting 101

This class is for people with basic weightlifting experience who want to develop more strength on the big three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. Participants will maximize performance by learning a proper warm-up and proper technique/form for all three lifts. In addition, participants will perform assistance exercises to help develop weak points and other qualities necessary to optimize their potential.

Registration:

Coach: Jackson M.

Capacity: 4

Fee: $50

Location: CRWC-first floor two west most platforms/racks

When:

  • Session 1 | Mondays/Wednesdays, February 8 - March 3 (4 weeks) | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
  • Session 2 | Mondays/Wednesdays, March 8 - March 31 (4 weeks) | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
  • Session 3 | Mondays/Wednesdays, April 5 - April 28 (4 weeks) | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

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Intro to Powerlifting

Interested in getting stronger? Powerlifting is for you! In this 4 week session, participants will learn proper warm-up, form/technique, and cool down for the three basic power lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. Accessory exercises and lift variations to improve range of motion and technique will also be covered. Participants will learn how to “spot” other lifters correctly for safety. In the last week, participants will have the opportunity to test their one-repetition max and perform calculations to help them implement the movements into their own exercise routines. This class provides a solid foundation for the “Intro to Olympic Weightlifting” session the following weeks.

Registration:

This program will be held at the Field House in the Olympic Weightlifting Room.

Instructor: Kasey T.

Class Capacity: 6

Registration Fee: $75

When:

  • Session 1 | Mondays/Wednesdays, February 8 - March 17 (6 weeks) | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Session 2 | Mondays/Wednesdays, March 22 - April 28 (6 weeks) | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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No refunds 3-days prior to the first class.