Power Lifting

Coordinator: Bill Long (blong716@aol.com)

Training Location- Quest Fitness Center, Ellicott City , Thursday, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Training Season: August 3rd – October 19, 2017

Open only to members of the powerlifting team. Registration for winter Fitness program (which begins in January 2017) will open in late fall.

Special Olympics Powerlifting is about much more than squats, bench presses and deadlifts. It is about barriers, perseverance and success. Training, determination and attitude determine the fine line between success and failure. The bar may test an athlete’s physical abilities, but an internal desire to improve — to not settle for less — is the drive behind the strain and dedication of the sport. Special Olympics powerlifters are eligible to compete in three lifts: the bench press, the deadlift and the squat, or in combinations.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender. Note that Special Olympics athletes must be 16 years of age before competing in powerlifting.

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