100% RAW Recording Curl Records

100% RAW recently began keeping state records for the strict curl. The federation also records powerlifting and bench press state records, but not deadlift or squat state records. Steve Chance comments on maintaining curl records and not deadlift records at the federation forum: "That's great but how can you have it for curls and not the deadlift? Nothing screams strength quite like the deadlift and as far as I'm concerned it is the king of the powerlifts. I think our priorities here are skewed."

100% RAW does keep World and National deadlift records, along with the strict curl.

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LIKE ED COAN ONCE SAID, "BICEPS AND CURLS ARE ORNAMENTS ON CHRISTMAS TREES", "THE 3 POWERLIFTS WILL PROVE OVERALL STRENGTH". I THINK A HEAVY BACK DAY WITH 150 POUND ONE ARM D-B ROWS 4 SETS OF 8, 200 POUND "T-BAR" (CHEST SUPPORTED ROWS)3 SETS OF 5, BENT OVER BARBELL ROWS, HEAVY BARBELL SHRUGS, FINISH IT OFF WITH 3-4 SETS OF FAT BAR PULL DOWNS, (THUMBLESS GRIP) AND 3 SETS OF V BAR FACE PULLS, WILL WORK THE BICEP MUSCLE JUST FINE.

WITH RESPECT TO THE DEADLIFT. "IT IS NOW THE KING OF THE POWERLIFTS" BECAUSE THEY DONT HAVE ANY WONDERFUL EQUIPMENT TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA 300 POUNDS. A RAW SQUAT HOWEVER, THATS OVERALL BODY POWER. PUT IT ON YOUR BACK, WALK IT OUT OF THE JACK STANDS, SET UP, STABALIZE AND BALANCE IT, SQUAT DOWN WITH IT (ALL THE WAY), PICK A QUARTER UP WITH YOUR ASS CHEAKS, STAND UP WITH IT, WAIT FOR RACK COMMAND AND THEN WALK IT IN.

THIS IS JUST MY OPINION I COULD BE WRONG, AND IM NOT TRYIN TO CRITICIZE GUYS COMPETING IN THE STRICT CURL. I LOVE EVERY THING ABOUT POWERLIFTING AND STRENGTH SPORTS.

Rich, is this your idea of the damn hammer falling ?

I was thinking about taking my teenage son and lifting in a 100% raw meet in March. He loves lifting raw and does not really like gear. I have lifted raw to multiply and will continue to do so. I guess for me I like the deadlift and it seems strange to not have records for the deadlift one of the big three but records for curls. I am not against curls but as of now I am not sure they should be more important than squatting benching or pulling?? Ken Ufford

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I agree Ken Ufford, people start working out and they dont want to put in time and training for squats and deadlifts. Lets face it Squats and Deadlifts hurt, you gotta train like hell to keep pushing your squats up and pull your guts out to get a big deadlift. I know, I dread those workouts I dont wanna go do them, because they suck, by the time I rack a heavy set of squats im about ready to pass out, and by the time I get to deads. Its a bitch I know. The bench days area brease, they are fun. Go into the gym hit my bench do so curls hell yeah its fun.

Whats the old saying? thoes who can do, and thoes who cant teach.

same thing here, thoes who have the eternal drive to be truly strong overall, train their legs and posterior chain until they drop, they know the front is for show, and the back is for the go.

thoes who do not have that basic hard core drive, bench and curl. they also have 20 of the best excuses you've ever heard as to why they cant squat, or reach down and pull up a deadlift.

Powerlifting is turning into a bad reality TV show.
I think we should include strict calf raises in powerlifting, because after all, the three lifts dont directly test calf strength, and how do you know whos strong if they dont test their calves?

Ever wonder why something stupid like synchronized swimming, and badminton are in the olympics, and basic 3lift powerlifting is not?

Answers:

1. 500 different federations and organazations, with 10,000 different specality classes, so every one can be a winner and have a state or national record/title. (novice, young, old, virgins, police, fire, military, sub masters, old bastards, young punks, people with red hair, people with brown hair, even assholes like me have a division to compete in so I dont get out lifted by anybody, and I can feel warm and fuzzy about myself and get a first place trophy. (hell I might even be a national champ)

2. Ridiculous multi/ply equipment. (hey as soon as I get the hydrolics installed in my bench shirt I will have the biggest bench in the world).

3. Strict curl competitions. (wait a minute I just realized something, 100% Raw may be onto something, I may haved to take back everything I just typed and did'nt have balls enough to put my name to. But since there is no multi/ply equipment for strict curls and its actually the person lifting it, it just might the new test of strength, yeah thats it strict curls and deadlifts are the new test of strength because there is no superman equipment to assist you with the lift! Oh wait a minute, never mind, 100% Raw is not deadlifting. LOL

You don't know tough until you try curling while wearing a tight bench shirt.

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Just an FYI for those of you who have no knowledge of powerlifting's history, it started as an "odd lifts" contest and curling was often included.

It is a test of strength, why not do it competitively?

Sad thing is, "strict curling" will probably make the olympics BEFORE p/l'ing. That's the day I pick up and dust off the old badminton racket and think about ricearoni.

Anonymous wrote:
Powerlifting is turning into a bad reality TV show.
I think we should include strict calf raises in powerlifting, because after all, the three lifts dont directly test calf strength, and how do you know whos strong if they dont test their calves?

no way, shrugs need to be recorded first. i actually had a guy tell me that he once knew a guy that could pick my up by the top of the head with one arm (and i weigh 300+) because he shrugged 6 plates for sets of 10. so i mean lets get real here, soon someone will be holding curl, leg press and shrug competitions. the 100% raw fed is an awesome fed with some really good lifters but i dont quite understand this one

I like the strict curl.

Its a feat of strength, and its fun. WHy is that bad?

And as previously stated by Chris Mason, it was a feat of strength that has a deep history in the sport.

Reading 1950's Olympic weightlifting Champion and powerlifting pioneer Doug Hepburn's biography you see him doing the lift and setting records in it. Back then it was a given that the curl was a feat of strength.

Now I read here its a joke.

It does not take away from the other 3 lifts. And if it got organized enough to be a good competition, than why not?

We have strongman, Olympic lifting, powerlifitng, highland games, and strict curl (is the last one the biggest joke?) Atleast 100% Raw's strict curl meets are drug tested.

None of those other strength sports I listed above hurt teh 3 lift powerlifting and strict curl doesn't either. Lets stop whinning and poking fun because its different.

Its not the reason powerlifitn is not taken seriously, the many divisions, many variations of gear, drugs, many federation, etc is the real reason.

I did a curl competition about 10 years ago. Captain Kirk was there and did 225! Fun meet. However, I dont believe the need to keep records for it and this is powerlifting watch. Not strict curl watch or highland games watch, etc... I think curls need to be seperate from powerlifting.

You can keep records for all competitions. It gives teh competitors goals to shoot for. Its the same "need" as with any lift. No more of less than any record for a lift (there is a million records with all the divisions and federations around, so its not like keeping a record is special at this piont).

In terms of the curl and powerlifting being seperate...depends who you ask. It is a seperate event, and one that is done ussually on its own. However, it is an event offered by powerlifting federations. And it has a history with powerlifting.

Its link to powerlifting is for sure there. I don't see how powerlifting federations offering it as an event to its members is a negative.

Because some lifters compete in teh event does not take anything away from the 3 lift competitions, or make powerlifting look bad.

I honestly don't see the problem. Its an option for those that want to compete. It hurts no body. I personally dont care for some strength competitions like the Highland games, but that is why I don't compete in them...I don't ask for them to be stopped or mock them (not saying the poster above did either...but some others do).

sqbpdl wrote:
I did a curl competition about 10 years ago. Captain Kirk was there and did 225! Fun meet. However, I dont believe the need to keep records for it and this is powerlifting watch. Not strict curl watch or highland games watch, etc... I think curls need to be seperate from powerlifting.

How much did Scotty do ? Did Sulu do curls while wearing a pink frilly tutu too ?

My training partner does the powercurl.
Try powercurling 250 lbs and then tell me it is easy......

That tells you something right there about the fed. itself if they would record curl and not Deadlift even though they do Powerlifting. That is very funny, alot of feds. do them and record them, but first and for most they record the Power movements. Curls are not a Power movement, they are a body building movement and noyhing more. That shows the leaders of that fed. do what ever they please without listning to the lifters and maybe not even using comman since.
Funny stuff.

Has anyone ever had blood vessels break from curling? I haven't. Maybe I'm doing them wrong.

Carl wrote:
sqbpdl wrote:
I did a curl competition about 10 years ago. Captain Kirk was there and did 225! Fun meet. However, I dont believe the need to keep records for it and this is powerlifting watch. Not strict curl watch or highland games watch, etc... I think curls need to be seperate from powerlifting.

How much did Scotty do ? Did Sulu do curls while wearing a pink frilly tutu too ?

Scotty did 215 but got red lighted for excess back arch and bombed after two more failed attempts because his curl shirt was too restrictive and he couldn't curl the bar to completion. Sulu got thrown out of the meet for the tutu if memory serves me correct. Any other questions Carl???

sqbpdl wrote:
Carl wrote:
sqbpdl wrote:
I did a curl competition about 10 years ago. Captain Kirk was there and did 225! Fun meet. However, I dont believe the need to keep records for it and this is powerlifting watch. Not strict curl watch or highland games watch, etc... I think curls need to be seperate from powerlifting.

How much did Scotty do ? Did Sulu do curls while wearing a pink frilly tutu too ?

Scotty did 215 but got red lighted for excess back arch and bombed after two more failed attempts because his curl shirt was too restrictive and he couldn't curl the bar to completion. Sulu got thrown out of the meet for the tutu if memory serves me correct. Any other questions Carl???

Yup. Who's on first ?

I really hope that the Powerlifting Watch rankings keep up in running in the coming years. In my opinion, Jon has made worrying about state records for XYZ federation obsolete. I don't care anymore if I am listed as a state record holder now that I can log on here and see where I rank against all raw deadlifters in America. I kind of feel like an open state record would not mean much anyway if you are not in the top 10 or so in a given year in your class. On the other hand, Jon has made me care less about what fed I compete in as long as it counts in the PLW rankings. . . now I more often compete closer to home.

PRHunter wrote:
I really hope that the Powerlifting Watch rankings keep up in running in the coming years. In my opinion, Jon has made worrying about state records for XYZ federation obsolete. I don't care anymore if I am listed as a state record holder now that I can log on here and see where I rank against all raw deadlifters in America. I kind of feel like an open state record would not mean much anyway if you are not in the top 10 or so in a given year in your class. On the other hand, Jon has made me care less about what fed I compete in as long as it counts in the PLW rankings. . . now I more often compete closer to home.

Yep thanks for the ranking list and hard work