At SPC Performance Lab, we specialise in powerlifting and strength training. Powerlifting focuses on the ‘3 main powerlifts’ – squat, bench press and deadlift. These exercises use multiple muscle groups simultaneously, making them ideal for building total body strength and increasing muscle size. Strength training focuses on getting people stronger. Increasing strength through weight training can assist with; building physical and mental resilience, improve overall work capacity and the ability to daily tasks, and can help with reducing and managing pain, injury and chronic diseases. As free weight training is an efficient way for improving strength, this is why we prioritise teaching how to correctly perform and master the squat, bench press and deadlift.
As one of the leading powerlifting gyms in Sydney, we have one of the best equipped gyms. We adhere to a strict non-ego gym environment that is welcoming to both beginner lifters and competing powerlifters.
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We are a community of powerlifters who like to learn and have a laugh while getting stronger by weight training. Our 24-hour powerlifting gym in Sydney welcomes everyone and all experience levels. As part of your gym membership, you will be able to interact with our head powerlifting coach, Paul Attard and ask him any general questions related to your lifts or nutrition.
Our powerlifting gym is fully fitted out with powerlifting equipment, including deadlifting platforms, squat racks, and benches. We also have a range of accessory-type machines and equipment to assist with improving powerlifting performance. Our combo racks, calibrated Rogue plates, and powerlifting barbells meet competition standards, as we often host powerlifting meets at our facility. At SPC Performance Lab, we aim to provide a welcoming, non-intimidating, and hygienic gym to all our members. Our gym is equipped with kitchen and shower facilities, and our equipment is wiped down and put away after use. Click here to see more about our gym facilities.
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Anyone over the age of 18 can join our powerlifting gym. However, we can also accommodate for those who are underage. Please speak to our head coach if you are underage and looking to join a gym.
No, we offer casual visit passes to everyone for $15. We also provide temporary weekly memberships for $30 per week, allowing unlimited casual visits for 7 days. For all new visitors, we offer a 7-day free trial for those looking to try powerlifting.
Yes, our head coach specialises in powerlifting. We offer a wide variety of coaching services including one-to-one, semi-private and online coaching. Please fill out our free consultation form to learn how our personal training service can help you.
You can cancel your gym membership without any exit fees. All of our gym memberships are flexible and be cancelled at any time.
The cost of powerlifting can vary depending on the gym membership and service required. Coaching services can range from $75 to $110 per week depending on the type of coaching. A gym membership is an additional $15.88 - $18.88 however, can be discounted if you are also being coached..
Those new to powerlifting should initially not focus on lifting heavy weights but to learn the correct technique on the squat, bench press, and deadlift. If you have little to no experience in performing these exercises, we have detailed powerlifting guides that you can access. Ideally, the squat, bench press and deadlift should be performed 2 – 3 times per week, depending on your schedule. This will allow you to practice the technique regularly whilst developing your strength, work capacity and muscle size.
It is suggested to slowly increase the weight using small increments between 1-5kg per week, so long as you can still maintain your lifting technique. Your lifting technique does not have to be perfect to increase the load on the bar, as you will probably find that your technique improves as you get stronger. However, if your technique is incrementally getting worse as you’re increasing the weight, this might be a sign that the load is too heavy, and you may need to reduce the load.
If you are ever unsure where to begin, our head coach is typically around on most days and will be able to answer your questions.
Yes, studies have shown that lifting weights without cardio exercise can improve both fitness and endurance. Adding in some high-intensity interval training 1-2 times per week can help enhance the fitness effects and should have minimal impact on strength gains, so long as the duration and frequency of cardio are not excessive and performed after weight training or on a separate day. Powerlifting can also be utilized as a method to increase physical activity to assist with fat loss when combined with an appropriate diet. There are multiple benefits to powerlifting. If you have any specific questions, feel free to use the contact form and speak to our head coach for an introduction to powerlifting.