Powerlifting with Bruce McIntyre

Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 3.


Today’s Topic:  Powerlifting with Bruce Mcintyre

Today John speaks with Bruce Mcintyre.  Bruce is Vice President of the World Powerlifting Congress of which the Canadian Powerlifting Federation is an affiliate of.

Bruce McIntyre:  I started powerlifting competitively in 1999 when I turned 42. Started weight training when I was 12 for sports.
Hometown: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Reason I can lift: My wife and kids.
Reason why I lift: Powerlifting is fun.


Some of what you will learn in this podcast:

  • What about drug testing?
  • What are the various types of powerlifting competitions?
  • What are the differences in rule books?
  • What are the differences in judging?
  • What are the various divisions?
  • What is the definition of “The strongest person” in the competitions?
  • How does a person’s body type and “leverage” fit into powerlifting?
  • How does a person’s genetics fit in to powerlifting abilty?
  • What are the various philosophies of Powerlifting training?
  • What is the difference when lifting with gear vs. raw?
  • What is the peak age for strength in powerlifting?
  • What do the powerlifting workouts look like?
  • How does the training fit in with fast twitch and slow twitch muscle training?
  • How does max lifting training fit in?
  • How does neural adaptation and muscle adaptation fit into powerlifting training?
  • How do you switch from weight training for shape to weight training for strength?
  • How does a persons size fit in with strength?
  • Can anyone train to have exceptional strength and where does genetic ability fit in?
  • What is the biggest misconception with powerlifting?



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