In this week's episode of Made Fit TV, I join a fellow personal trainer and powerlifter, JJ Thomas of Detroit Barbell, as he shows me a raw look at the sport and what goes into the training.
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Jennifer DiDonato: Hey Guys! In this week's episode of Made Fit TV, we head down to Brownstown, Michigan where we go to Detroit Barbell where my friend JJ is going to show us an inside look at the extreme sport of power lifting. Also your Made Fit TV viewer E mail of the week Made Fit TV starts right now. Hi! Welcome to Made Fit TV. I am your host Jennifer DiDonato on this episode No111. Made Fit TV is everyone's source of health and fitness information and entertainment as with the bodies don't just happen. They are made. And let me tell you something weird at this place we make powerful fit bodies, were here at the Detroit Barbell at Brownstown, Michigan US with my good friend JJ Thomas, a former colleague and an awesome trainer. And we just forget our episode111 you wanted to bring people into underground, behind the scenes of very awesome and intense sport of power lifting and How old you in power lifting JJ? JJ Thomas: Some 2003 I have been involved so they are like six, seven years. Start has been around 2003. And learn about the sport on the internet and kind of take it from there and made up with the couple of people who are now our business partners and to their parent.. Jennifer DiDonato: So now Power lifting you just kind of fell into it? You researched it. What is that about that is kind of basics that people may be a little bit confused about? Because there is Olympic lifting, there is body building is really difference. What makes power lifting so unique? JJ Thomas: It's three lift squat, bench press which I left everyone at the bench press is.. That lifts as we pick about off the ground and do not go over head that's the Olympic lifting. Squat, with a bar on your back we can squat to a certain depth and stand up with it. And the judges say it's okay, I have just enjoyed lifting heavy. So that's how I got involved. And that's the sport- three basic lifts and they really don't care what you look like? It's just how much weight you can lift? That's all that matters. Jennifer DiDonato: That's the thing. You know for lot of people at home, they think that like, all were, I thought you looked weights, I want to be skinnier, I want to be talent or whatever .And it's not about the way you look. It's about how you perform to the strength. It's about you are that groove strength that like inner --. You know what I mean? And now, those three basic movements; the squat with that lift and the bench press are obviously thinks people can do in every day program. But those are pretty important basic moves anyone can do that are actually pretty much key movements that keep you in shape right. JJ Thomas: Every one of my clients at the gym where I work at. They all do all three lifts. Just the one of the three lifts I think use the most muscle group. So squat, is number one king of exercises so they all squat. All is quiet heavy. And no matters what their goals are gain wise or lose weight, whatever they are looking to do. Jennifer DiDonato: Yeah! I am glad that you mentioned that because the lot of times. Somebody got to home, either students will do biceps curls or do like half way. But you really hit those big muscles hard; chest, the back, the legs. It's just and I am sure it's extremely important for your core, core control. JJ Thomas: All of us do all kinds of core work. No matter what we are big or small. We do tons of core work. Your posture retains your back and hamstrings, your upper back, your lower back. It's huge for all of us your butt and then tons of hard work in every workout, no matter if it's upper body or lower body. Jennifer DiDonato: Now over here, I am seeing this is a squat right. We can turn around, look over here. Now can you explain kind of the basics of what they are doing right now with this squat? JJ Thomas: East free squatting has certain equipment on that that helps them lift the weight. Gives them assist to look in the weight, he is got a belt on that's going to help keep his abs and his back

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