Know Your Kilograms For Powerlifting Competitions

This VIDEO is part of a series where I go over Powerlifting mistakes I made and mistakes I see in beginner Powerlifters. In the first video in the series, I went over why you should fix your technique as early as you can. In the second video in the series, I went over why you shouldn’t neglect the things you don’t like doing or the things you aren’t good at. In the third video in the series, I went over why you should compete in your first Powerlifting competition as soon as possible. In this video, I go over why you should know your kilograms or come prepared.

Many of us in the US, and some other countries, are used to pounds plates and lifting in pounds but unfamiliar with kilogram plates and converting from pounds to kilograms. But the majority of powerlifting competitions use kilogram plates and your attempts are given in kilograms. So as a coach or a lifter who coaches themselves, it’s important to be very familiar with kilograms or come prepared with a conversion sheet.

In the video, I go over a story about how I made a mistake turning in an attempt at the 2015 NAPF North American Championship because I didn’t know my kilograms as well as I thought. In addition, I give examples of apps and sites you can use to have a conversion chart and/or bar load chart available during a competition. The bar load chart not only helps with turning in the correct attempt but also checking that the spotters are loading the attempt correctly.

And if you want to learn more about how I became a National Team Head Coach, then check out the video linked below. And if you want to see the other videos in the Powerlifting Mistakes series, then check out the playlist linked below.

How I Became A National Team Head Coach:

Powerlifting Mistakes Playlist:

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