Powerlifting is a form of weightlifting that is considered one of the ultimate tests of upper-body strength.

The sport is great for building and maintaining strength and powerlifting (as well as other forms of weightlifting) can be adapted in a variety of ways for disabled people.

You can take part in powerlifting at gyms around the country, but it is always advisable to seek advice from experts first as proper technique and form is key to avoiding injuries.

For those looking to take thigs a bit further, there are national and international competitions available and the sport made its Paralympic debut in 1964.

Things you might need to get started

Comfortable clothing and water should be enough to begin with as clubs will be able to provide everything else.

Find out more

British Weightlifting is the national governing body for the sport in the UK and have a host on information to help get started:

http://britishweightlifting.org/start-lifting/para-powerlifting

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