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Coaching Powerlifting Quiz

Coaches, this quiz will help your test your knowledge of Special Olympics Powerlifting.

1) During all Special Olympics powerlifting competitions, __________________ rules shall be employed, except when they are in conflict with the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for powerlifting or Article I.

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • International Powerlifting Federation (IPF)
  • Independent Sports Association (ISA)
  • International Strength and Conditioning Federation (ISCF)
2) Powerlifting events held during official Special Olympics competition include which of the following?

  • Squat
  • Dead lift
  • Bench press
  • Combination (bench press and dead lift)
  • Combination (squat, bench press and dead lift)
  • All of the above
  • None of the above
3) Athletes are divisioned in Special Olympics powerlifting events by:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Ability
  • Weight class
  • All of the above
  • None of the above
4)  The minimum age to compete in a Special Olympics powerlifting competition is:

  • 8 years old
  • 14 years old
  • 18 years old
  • 22 years old
5) Lifting with a prosthesis is forbidden in Special Olympics powerlifting competitions. 

  • True
  • False
6) During the squat, a lifter may request the assistance of spotters to remove the bar from the racks; however, spotters may not assist the lifter with proper positioning, foot placement, bar positioning, etc 

  • True
  • False
7) Athletes with Down Syndrome who have been diagnosed with Atlanto-axial Instability may not participate in the back squat lift. 

  • True
  • False
8) "Training for balance" means:

  • Working the peripheral muscles of the lower legs to help athletes maintain their balance during the squat and deadlift
  • Equally working opposite muscle groups to help prevent injuries (such as the biceps and triceps)
  • Working muscles of the upper and lower body during every workout to prevent uneven development in one-half of the body
9) Weight training exercises to avoid due to their high degree of risk include which of the following? 

  • Behind-the-neck presses
  • Bench squats
  • Negatives and overloads
  • All of the above
  • None of the above
10) _________________ is critical to an athlete’s optimal performance in both training and competition

  • Protein drinks
  • The overload principle
  • Periodization
  • Stretching

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