Adductors And Your Powerlifts

Unfortunately‌ ‌the‌ ‌adductors‌ ‌get‌ ‌a‌ ‌bad‌ ‌name‌ ‌in‌ ‌powerlifting,‌ ‌but‌ ‌no‌ ‌one‌ ‌fully‌ ‌understands‌ ‌why‌ ‌this‌ ‌is.‌ ‌ It‌ ‌is‌ ‌commonly‌ ‌coached‌ ‌"knees‌ ‌out"‌ ‌on‌ ‌everything,‌ ‌now‌ ‌I’m‌ ‌not‌ ‌to‌ ‌say‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌‌wrong‌,‌ ‌but‌ ‌we‌ ‌go‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ our‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌beat‌ ‌this‌ ‌cue‌ ‌to‌ ‌death‌ ‌on‌ ‌our‌ ‌lifts;‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌all‌ ‌guilty‌ ‌of‌ ‌excessive‌...
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Anthropometry

The longer I spend within the powerlifting community, the more I come to realise that strength and its expression comes in many shapes and forms! In a sport of such genetic diversity, you could swing a dead cat in a warm up room and never hit someone with the same bodily proportions. Although, as the sport continues to grow this diversity lends itself to a larger amount of lifters who may prove to be exceptions to the general rules and finer technical conventions.

For the most part this diversity is fantastic for the sport and its growth, although one of the major issues which is presented, is the general competitive population seeing these outliers and attempting to model their own lifting after them. This gives rise to a fairly large proportion of lifters who attempt to excuse fundamental flaws in their technique by saying “oh nah bro this is just how my body works” or “ this is what Larry does”.

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but chances are the...

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