Powerlifting & Strength Training
When you’re ready to focus on competitive lifting, powerlifting might be for you.
It doesn’t matter if you have a competition in mind…training for powerlifting is a great way to get you looking good and feeling great. The multi-joint exercises that promote the most growth are the core focus to the progress you want to achieve. In case you’re new to the idea of powerlifting, it consists of three separate portions.
Squat – Bar behind the head, across the shoulders, squat, and return to standing. At first you might think it’s all about the thighs and legs, but it ends up using muscles throughout your body, all the way to your fingers. We’ll give you the training to make sure you’re doing a safe, effective squat. And when you do it right, you can lift more. It activates muscles you never knew you had and gets the hormone levels ignited for maximum growth.
Bench Press – Lay down on the bench and press up. Simple, right? Well anyone can do a bench press with just a little weight. We help get your body where you want it so that you can lift more than you ever thought possible.
Deadlift – The deadlift involves lifting a barbell from the ground and raising it to your upper thighs so that you’re in a standing position, then returning it to the ground. Do it wrong and you can destroy your back. Do it right and you can be a champion. We’ll make sure you do it right.
Our facility is stocked with everything you’ll need to practice for competition, both modern and traditional. Want to flip tractor tires? How about building muscles with atlas stones, kettlebells, even something as simple as a sledgehammer. We’ve got it and the instruction you need.
With powerlifting, we have three goals: get you healthier, get you stronger, and keep you safe. If we do this, we end up with a happy and healthy client. Ready to get better and lift more? A certified personal trainer can help make that happen!
Strength training is one of the best things you can do for you body. It’s a great way to not only look better but to feel better every day. When you’re ready to make your health a priority, Sierra Strength is the right place for you. It is important to understand that strength training is for anyone and everyone. It is the best way to get in shape and when you do it right you will maintain that shape for many years to come.
The best thing about strength training is that it’s a great way to work out your whole body, not just your muscles…
Strengthen your bones – When you put stress on your muscles you’re also putting stress on your bones, and that’s a good thing. Strong bones work with your muscles to help you lift even more. This helps your bone density which decreases with age. So what you are also doing is extending those active years.
Control weight – Notice we didn’t say “reduce weight.” There’s nothing wrong with weighing a lot if you replace fat with muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, and we’ll focus on that transformation.
Increase stamina – It doesn’t matter what you’re doing…weight lifting, hiking, running…when you’re stronger you can do it for longer. Your daily life will change before your very eyes by increasing the amount of energy you are able to output on a daily basis.
Exercise your heart – The only place you’ll find cardiac muscle is in the heart, and it’s the most important muscle to exercise. Get stronger and live longer.
Build your muscles – It’s not all about looking buff, but that’s a pretty great side effect! When you exercise your muscles, they get bigger and you can do more. Your body will thank you.
Our facility is stocked with everything you need to get strong and stay healthy. Sure we’ll use traditional weights, but we also have strength training equipment you might never have seen in a gym like TRX and tractor tires.
You know it’s time to get healthy, so whether you need one-on-one or small group training, we have a program for you!
Working out is only part of the story. When you don’t eat the right foods, your body is either feeding on itself or storing it in the wrong place. It important to eat the foods that complement your workout routine, and since Sierra Strength is the one helping you determine your workout routine, we can customize a meal plan that will get you where you want to be as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Chris Sierra is a state powerlifting champion and has formulated meal plan for himself and hundreds of clients. Chris understands that, not matter what you come to us for, each person has a different timeline and different goals, and that’s why diet is customized.
First off, diet is different for powerlifting and strength training. Your body is going to process different foods in different ways, and that changes where it’s going to go. Maybe you don’t need the huge muscles but want to work on stamina? Diet is going to help.
Also, diet needs to be addressed for each individual who comes to us. Is your focus to lose weight? Add inches to your arms? Increase your lung capacity? Also, a schedule has to be taken into consideration, as well as your attitude…there’s nothing wrong with slow, steady growth as long as you eventually get there. There’s also nothing wrong with blasting the fat in 6 weeks!
At Sierra Strength, you need to eat the foods that translate to what you want to get from your body. Find a personal trainer who can get you to where you want to be! Apply today!