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Coach KrisP Barbell Back Squat at USPA North Americans 2022

Powerlifting is an incredible sport that is accessible to ANYONE!  Powerlifting consists of the barbell back squat, barbell bench press, and barbell deadlift.  The powerlifting community is incredibly supportive to all athletes, no matter what weight you are lifting.  It is truly a "Me vs. Me" sport where you are always just trying to be better than you were yesterday.  At a meet, you are placed into age groups and weight classes so that you compete against others of similar age and weight. No worries about trying to lift as much as the 300lb men if you're a 100lb woman!

Who do I coach?

I coach women's powerlifting in the Nashville, Tennessee area (including Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and Donelson).  I work out of the gym Iron House Strength and Conditioning located in Hermitage, Tennessee.  I also coach women online! Athletes are aged 13 and up. Almost all of my athletes were first time competitors when they started working with me -- meaning YOU can be a powerlifter too, no matter what your background is!  It is my absolute pleasure to take women through the process of learning the sport, being first time competitors, and building life-long athletes.

What is Powerlifting?
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My Qualifications:

I am a WRPF state level referee. I earned the USPA Powerlifting Coach certification as well as the ISSA certification as "Certified Powerlifting Instructor" in addition to the ISSA Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. One of my favorite certifications is from Barbell Rehab called "Unique Considerations for Female Barbell Athletes" and it positions me uniquely to understand women working with barbells at all stages of life from puberty through menopause.

In addition to my education, I have personally held dozens of Tennessee State USPA records, 12 National USPA records, and 2 IPL World Records (deadlift and total). I have also earned a USPA Elite Total for my age/weight class. I have coached several athletes to earn records for themselves as well.

Learn More About Powerlifting:

Getting Started in Powerlifting - This is a video on my YouTube page from a live training that I did in my Facebook group. I cover what is powerlifting, who can powerlift, how much do you have to lift to compete, etc. Check it out and let me know what other questions you have!

What Happens in a Powerlifting Meet? - This is another of my YouTube videos from a Facebook live that I did in my group covering what happens in a meet and what judges are looking for so you can train properly.

(By the way, are you in my group yet? If not, join HERE!)

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