In all kinds of powerlifting exercises, there is one force that has the major influence - gravity.
A lot of people are doing powerlifting training these days and this guide is here to provide you the right information if you are just getting started with it.
In all kinds of powerlifting exercises, there is one force that has the major influence - gravity. So, in order to perform well in these exercises, you have to put an equal level of force against gravity. Based on this, get the shoes that you think you feel comfortable with when exerting pressure.
Cross trainers and running shoes are probably the best because of the cushioned surface that they provide your sole with.
Converse All Stars (Chuck Taylors) - $20 - $60
On the other hand, if you are the person who likes to apply more force and would want less material on the sole, then converse should be your first choice.
Minimalist Shoes - $40-$150
This has the minimum type of sole present in them and is very light.
Olympic Weighting Shoes - $80-$200+
It is very famous among the strength training individuals. Its features are:
• The sole is hard and helps as a ground’s extension.
• Give you an elevated heel feel and allows squatting easier.
• They are costlier than other types.
• Provide comfortable fit
Belts are the best accessories that give protection to your back and give stability to your core. Here are some options:
Bodybuilder belts - $20-$40
It is easily available in departmental stores.
Powerlifting Belt - $100-$150
These are, as the name suggests, for the purpose of powerlifting. These are further divided into two sub categories; pronged and lever belts that are explained below:
The purpose is to be comfortable in adjusting its tightness.
It has a lever attached and you don’t have to get somebody’s help to get it tightened.
Note on Belt Thickness
It is either 13mm or 10mm. As the thickness increases, so does the support.
Chalk (Magnesium Carbonate) $10-$15
Chalk helps your machine to increase friction and is helpful for you as a lifter.
Nice to Have:
Lifting Straps $10-$15
They allow the weight to travel to your wrist all the way from grip and are used for strength improvement.
Knee Sleeves $30-$110
Knee injuries are usual and these sleeves prevent them from happening. Your knees can be enough warm while you are lifting the weight and sometimes this is all you need.
Wrist Wraps - $15-$60
Some of the bar positions have a tendency to give your wrists a great level of stress, which may lead to severe pain and trouble. Wrist wraps’ usual length is from 12 to 15 inches and you may find them in departmental stores.
To conclude, we understand that you must not have thought about all of these items when you first planned to powerlift. But of course, everything has some dos, don’ts and must dos for them to have an effective impact. If you are still confused, below is the set you should go for:
• Converse all stars
• Powerlifting belt type
• Knee Sleeves