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About this book

This book is a reference guide written for the participants of Everlifting Education workshops and seminars. It serves as guidelines for how we teach and correct the three powerlifts at Everlifting. There are of course many other ways to do so.

Since it’s a reference guide you don’t have to read it from cover to cover, instead use it as a reference when you need to look up something particular. Perhaps you need to refresh how to teach the bench press? Simply jump to the bench press section. Or perhaps you feel you’re making mistakes in your own squat technique? Jump straight to the squat section and look up your particular issue and solution there.

The book is divided into four major parts:

  1. General
  2. Squat
  3. Bench Press
  4. Deadlift

In section ‘1. General’ some basic concepts regarding skill, strength, tension, technique, style, speed, and more is discussed. It should be considered at best a very brief overview but it was deemed necessary to include. Everlifting frequently publish free material concerning it and more at Everlifting.com if you are interested in diving deeper into these topics.

Unless you’ve been trained by a skilled lifter or coach, you’re highly advised to at least make sure you understand section ‘1.4. Power breathing’. It’s one of the most important concepts for any big lift and you will find it rarely taught outside of powerlifting and other strength sports. For coaches and personal trainers you will find that teaching power breathing will take care of a lot of issues you might have with your lifters and clients.

The sections on the individual lifts are divided as follows:

While these reference lists hardly can be considered exhaustive, many of the most common factors, problems, and variations have been detailed. The lists will likely grow in later editions of this guide.

Also provided is a quick checklist for technique that’s meant to be just that – a (very) short list to make sure critical errors are not done in a lift.

Finally there’s a small fifth section regarding Everlifting as an entity.

We hope you appreciate this reference guide, can find much use for it, or at least learn a thing or two. Keep visiting Everlifting.com for free information, upcoming education and much more.