Gym Laird #25 | How to train for powerlifting and excel at sports

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In today’s episode, Jim shares a Q & A on the following topics:

– How to get into powerlifting
– How to train for powerlifting meets
– How to train if you are beginner in the weight room
– Why it’s important to build strength for body composition
– How strength training can make you excel at sports
– Online coaching
– How Jim is changing his business to have more free time

Articles mentioned in this podcast:

1. First Powerlifting Meet: 20 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

2. Breathing, Anterior Pelvic Tilt, and Voodoo Witchcraft

3. The Development of the Russian Conjugate Sequence System

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Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters. As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Learn more about Jim on his blog:

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