Try A Virtual Powerlifting Meet From The Comfort Of Your Home Gym

The three events of a powerlifting meet — the squat, bench press, and deadlift — are easy enough to learn and train at home. And so plenty of us have trained these lifts regardless of whether we have an opportunity to show off at a meet. So if you’ve been hanging out in a home gym and might like a little friendly competition, check out the #GarageGymCompetition that’s happening right now on Reddit and Instagram.

The rules are simple: you do a squat, a bench, and a deadlift in your home gym, and upload all three videos in a single post to Instagram, tagged with #GarageGymCompetition.

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Decided to do the #garagegymcompetition put on by @gray_matter_lifting this afternoon. I had a blast hanging with the minis in the garage while lifting mildly heavy. Hit 3 PRs today that's right 3!! Squat: 170# (that's a 5# PR) Bench: 120# (another 5# PR) Deadlift: 230# (once again a 5# PR). Super proud that I broke a 500# total (that was my goal) weighing in at 127# today. I know I'm weak sauce so I've always been intimidated when it comes to actually competing so I'm super excited that I can do this from my garage (in May when the competition actually starts. But hey now I know where I'm at and can work on being better) Hunter also decided he wanted to compete today his numbers are: squat: 5#, bench: 5#, deadlift/snatch thing: 7#. Proud of the little guy! #powerlifting #gwpl #squatbenchdeadlift #garageathlete #crossfitmom #settheexample #noexcuses #alwayson #consistencyiskey #hwpo #crossfitkids #startthemyoung #streetparking #spdanceparty

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Most aspects of the lift are judged on the honour system: follow the guidelines and do your best with the weights you have. To join the official competition (and be eligible for raffle prizes), you have to post your entry this week.


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