Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift. Powerlifting competitions may be comprised of one, two or all three of the lifting disciplines.  Athletes are categorized by sex, age and bodyweight. Each competitor is allowed three attempts at each lift, the best lift in each discipline being added to their total. The lifter with the highest total is the winner.  Whether you want to compete or not, Powerlifting can be a fantastic way to structure a strength training program.

Big Buddha Barbell has the equipment and Certified USA Powerlifting Club Coach/ CA State Referee with the experience to help you train for your first or next powerlifting meet. 

 We will create a program focused on injury prevention through proper movement and planning  based on your experience and fitness level.  Our program will focus on the three powerlifting disciplines: Squat, bench and deadlift with the goal to increase your 1RM, one rep max.   

We offer individual training sessions at our studio in Rancho Mirage, CA.  Contact us for availability and information.

We also offer online/remote coaching.  For more information click here


Josh has been training me for just over a year with an emphasis on powerlifting and my strength has increased dramatically and I have gone from a 4x shirt to a 1X and from a 48″ waist to 38″. I have never felt better and at 53 I am stronger than I was in my 20’s. Thanks Josh
-Kevin Palm Desert