There really are no requirements to start powerlifting, as there are youths as young as 8 years old competing and adults in their 90s who powerlift. The only thing required is the dedication and desire to get strong. For those who have little to no background with lifting or exercise, it would be highly advisable to find an expert in-person to help coach you, as the squat, bench press, and deadlift are advanced movements than many times takes months or even years to be able to perform correctly. If you happen to live in Springfield, MO, our Powerlifting Coaches provide one-on-one training services at GP Athletics, and we’d be happy to help get you started! For those who have experience with lifting and are now wanting to give powerlifting a shot, a remote coaching service such as Progressive Resistance Systems can be of great help in assuring you start off on the right track and get the expert knowledge needed to do things correctly from the get go!