This book is for the beginner to intermediate powerlifter, along with the person thinking about getting into the sport. It will present sound training, competition, dietary, and supplement advice. It will also help the reader to wade through the maze of federations, divisions, and supportive gear in powerlifting. Plus, it will detail some of the personal difficulties the writer has encountered in hope that doing so will help the reader to avoid the same problems. So this book is truly a compressive guide to powerlifting. The author has a degree in Nutrition Science and was a state and na-tional collegiate champion and record holder back in 1979-82. Starting in 2003, he began to compete again. He is currently a top-ranked master powerlifter, holding 39 records set in four different powerlifting federations. He is also the founder and director of Fitness for One and All, which is dedicated to helping people attain their heath, fitness, and per-formance goals, with an emphasis on powerlifting.