What is powerlifting?

Powerlifting is a sport for all Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes. Powerlifting will increase and develop an individual’s physical strength and skills. Powerlifting consists of three lifts: the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. Powerlifting competitions may be comprised of one, two or all three of the lifting disciplines.

How can I get involved with powerlifting?

Weight training is a common means of exercise for a blind and partially sighted individual as it requires little start-up expenses and can be achieved at home or in a gym. If you want to be involved in the sport more competitively and to compete against able-bodied individuals, powerlifting is one of the few sports where a visually impaired athlete can compete on an equal basis.

 Where can I get into powerlifting?

For more information on powerlifting and to find out where you can get involved, visit the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) powerlifting webpage: http://www.ibsasport.org/sports/powerlifting/ or the International Paralympic Committee webpage: https://www.paralympic.org/powerlifting

 Further Information

If you require any further information on powerlifting with a visual impairment, email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk