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Iron Culture

Jun 29, 2020

Have you noticed that more and more of the new crop of elite powerlifters were high-level athletes before hitting the platform? Powerlifting participation has grown greatly, and with it comes a greater talent pool. But what is talent? Is it just “genetics”? Or might it also be that powerlifting’s recent popularity, and later age-peak for performance attracts former athletes? If so, are these athletes succeeding purely because they’ve got “genetics”, or is there a mindset that comes from years of sport that fuels success? Tune in to this episode with world champions LS McClain and Taylor Atwood to get the perspective from two individuals who were competing long before they got their first squat command.