Transitioning From Powerlifting to Olympic Lifting

Updated: Jan 11

Olympic weightlifting hopefuls who come from powerlifting can easily make the transition to the sport, but they need to consider this one major thing.


Power lifters are really adept at moving heavy loads. However, in the sport of powerlifting the majority of force production comes through the heels. Powerlifters are always trying to stay back and push through their heels and move an extremely heavy load in the shortest distance.