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12/23/2014 10:30:54 PM - Daven Brigham
Hey team, long time fan and reader. I have a quick question that I'm hoping you guys would be able to help me with.

I am trying to start a powerlifting club within the gym I already go to (ultimate goal is to own my own gym, but that's a whole other story). So far there are only two of us that compete that I know of, and I'm trying to find a way to "advertise" the sport. Would you recommend any videos or short articles that would grab peoples attention and shine a positive light on the sport, as well as give a VERY brief primer?

The gym I got to has a very mixed demographic, and I would like the team to represent that. Young, old, male, female, everyone and anyone. There are a lot of people I see at the gym who are just in dust mode, and I think a good kick in the pants is what a lot of them are looking for. Thanks so much for your help, looking forward to a reply!!

Daven Brigham
Unity Barbell Club


An easy way to drum up some interest is to use the Iron Brothers section of the Q&A right here on Make sure you include the name and location of the gym where you currently train. There might be a serious lifter that lives close by who needs a crew and has no idea you are there.

Past that, Until you really establish yourself to the point where lifters seek you out, your best bet is to start becoming more visible at your current club. Keep your eyes out for members who seem to take this stuff seriously, regardless of level, and do what you can to help them out. They may or may not want to give powerlifting a chance, and may not even want the help, but if you can get 1 out of every 10 people you help to give to give it a shot, you'll have a decent crew before you know it.

Our group has doubled in size this year from doing just that.

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