The idea of kids competing in powerlifting is controversial. Some are for it; many are against it. Everyone has an opinion. I talked to Amateur Athletic Union Strength Sports Chairman Martin Drake and Lawrence J. Maile, Ph.D., President, USA Powerlifting about why they allow kids to compete and how they keep young athletes safe while giving the sport its best chance to grow. Check out the full article on Powerlifting Watch!
John Greaves III writes for a variety of outlets including Power Magazine, StrengthAdvocate.com and Powerlifting Watch. He is the founder of Garage Gym Life and has authored two fiction books involving powerlifting both of which are available on Amazon.com. He is a record holding Masters powerlifter, a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a former Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor and was a silver medalist at the 2001 International Kickboxing Federation National Championships. He is constantly seeking out interesting people who have rejected an average life in favor of building an extraordinary legacy. John’s been training for twenty-three years and from a garage gym for sixteen. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.