Bobby Morgan Named as the USPA Interim Texas State Chair

Goodmorning, USPA TEXAS Members.
My name is Bobby Morgan, I am the new "Interim Texas State Chair, and Meet Director" for USPA TEXAS. Since Robert Gallegos stepped down, I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, and my history in the sport for those who dont know me.
I first started to learn about lifting weights when I was 11 years old, then in 1989 during my junior year in high school, I competed in my first unsactioned meet as bench only lifter. I started competing in USPF my senior year in high school and continued competing in push pull meets (WABDL) off and on, and occasionally full meets (USPF, and ADFPA) untill the early 2000's. During this time frame I held a few competitions as a meet director, and judged many meets. In the early 2000's I took a long break from the sport while continuing to train, then I finally enterd my first USPA meet, The Jill Mills Classic in 2012, held under state chair/meet director Chris Papillion.

Robert Gallegos Named as the New USPF Texas State Chair

We are pleased to announce Robert Gallegos as our new Texas State Chair! Robert has been involved in the sport of Powerlifting for over 30 years. He's also been judging THSPA(high school powerlifting) for 12 years and has been the USPA state chairman and National judge since 2012 -2016. We would like to welcome Robert and his experience to our family and are looking forward to working together in promoting the USPF once again in the great state of Texas!~ United States Powerlifting Federation

Powerlifting in the news: female champion attacked for reacting to obscene remarks; BBC highlights the growth of female PL

International powerlifting player attacked in Farah town

Press Trust of India | Mathura
May 22, 2016 Last Updated at 14:57 IST

An international powerlifting player was attacked by a man with iron rods when she objected to an obscene remark made by him in Farah town in Mathura district.

Asama Alwi, 25, an international powerlifting player, was waiting for a bus to Agra when she was attacked by owner of a scrap shop Lala alias Munna yesterday, police said.

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THURSDAY – Technique demonstration of the week: Omar Isuf

BENCH BIGGER:

The Bar SHOULD NOT Travel

In A Straight Line!

Old Skool Iron dominates the USPA san Jose Fit Expo

* by Darren Monahan

It’s amazing what two days can do at a powerlifting meet, the friends you meet, the personal records you set and the overall experience you enjoy. Old Skool Iron decided to send a few lifters to compete in the USPA San Jose Fit Expo. No they didn’t dominate the meet with huge numbers like 900lb squats that only the top 1% of the game can accomplish. They dominated by pure participation, 1st , 2nd and 3rd place metals, best lifter awards, USPA/IPL state & world record lifts and an ungodly portion of Old Skool Iron fans in the audience.

The Alpha Podcast #11 - How to approach Failing

Here is the latest episode of The Alpha Podcast.
Tony Montgomery and Adrian Larsen discuss what it means to fail.
We both have different ideas of failing.
Watch how we figure out what failing is to each other.

Lee Kelley, 495 x 2 Reps Raw Bench Press

Lee Kelley another Bryant client

hitting 485 for 2 reps in training!

Travis Cadenhead 1,818 @ 220

Here is Travis Cadenhead hitting an 1818 total via (705 Squat, 440 BP, 672) at the USPA meet in Ft Worth on Saturday, he weighed in at 220 even.
Travis is currently being trained by Josh Bryant, one of today's premier powerlifting and strength trainers.

WEDNESDAY – Meet preparation/Strategy of the week #2: Sawyer Yandell, Marc Barns, John Crane and Nick Wright

Outstanding competitive results are not result of chance or luck: they are built on a daily basis during a preparation period. Check out what experienced members of our community are doing to reach their desired results.

Sawyer Yandell

“520lb squat with more in the tank😳🔥 19lbs over my world squat record and a 15lb lifetime PR. I am confident in my programming but holy cow I didn't expect to be doing this in training for a while. This was my goal to squat at the North American championships in August but it looks like I need to raise that goal now. Deload next week and then I start my prep for the Virgin Islands the week after”

WEDNESDAY – Meet preparation/Strategy of the week # 1: Ronald Tarvin, Dustin Speed, Rob Da'Savage Hall and Jake Benedix

Outstanding competitive results are not result of chance or luck: they are built on a daily basis during a preparation period.
Check out what experienced members of our community are doing to reach their desired results.

Ronald Tarvin: Final Beltless Day of Cycle

Rankings and Rules Reminder

Every so often we have to post about the rules and regulations to be ranked in the PLwatch rankings as a reminder.... Just how do we come up with them? Simple, there are more than 30 federations in the USA, but only a handful of large federations. Out of the large federations we take the rule books and find common ground and then whatever rule the majority of feds follow.. we then follow. Compression shorts, bench press and other equipment dimensions etc are basically all the same in every fed with only a couple exceptions. We follow what the majority of feds follow to keep common ground otherwise the rankings are pointless. Most federations are privately owned businesses and are not bound by any one set of rules, not by PLWATCH or any other competing organization. They can set and follow whatever rules they deem appropriate for their organization. That being said, if you the lifter (a free agent so to speak) take your ranking seriously and want to be ranked; choose your events wisely. One of the most overlooked statements in powerlifting is "Read your rulebook"! Here are the rules:

Former Deadlift World Record holder Dave Shaw has passed....

"I just thought the Powerlifting world should know that David Shaw passed away on Friday, May 20. David's passing was sudden and unexpected, he had not been ill. He cut a lot of the weight off from his competitive days and lived a healthy lifestyle. He was in good shape up until his death.

David was a major part of the competitive powerlifting scene in the 1970s and 1980s in the 275 pound class. David competed in all the major meets of that era including several Nationals and the Hawaii International Powerlifting Championships. David also held the world record on the deadlift for several years in the 275 pound class. David in addition to being incredibly strong had a physique that was equally impressive. David trained with many of the top lifters in southern California during his competitive years including Bill Kazmaier, Marv Phillips, Joe Free, etc...

CONGRATULATIONS to Chakera Holcomb!!!

From Michael Soong "All Time Historical Powerlifting World Records/Rankings" Statistician: CONGRATULATIONS on your recent performance! You made the "RAW All Time Top-20 Rankings!!!!! Check out your actual listing below!

TUESDAY – Assistance work of the week #3: Swede Burns, Janis Finkelman and Hugo Quinteiro

Assistance work includes all the exercises in a routine that are not the specific powerlift in full range of motion, done in competitive setting (just the rack or bench, no bands, chains, etc). Assistance work “assists” the lift’s improvement according to the coach/athlete’s goals.

Swede Burns

This was my 5th set using the modified hypertrophy protocol on rack pulls. Still building bigger muscles right now. This was ten reps, but I didn't get them all on video. Head position was not optimal.

TUESDAY – Assistance work of the week #2: Justin Bethune, Daniel Tinajero and Trevor Jaffe

Assistance work includes all the exercises in a routine that are not the specific powerlift in full range of motion, done in competitive setting (just the rack or bench, no bands, chains, etc). Assistance work “assists” the lift’s improvement according to the coach/athlete’s goals.

Justin Bethune: 805 and 745 from 3.5" tonight. It's getting hard now.