June 16, 2006 Volume 1, Number 1 Dispatches from the New World of Powerlifting You all know me; it is all about powerlifting and fun. This format is the start and not the final product. USA Nationals (Las Vegas) Below parallel means below parallel and this was established the first day. The second day listened and we saw a powerlifting mega-battle for position, PRâ€™s, and just balls out WPC/APF lifting. On the third day, they didnâ€™t get the message and there were too many surprising casualties. There is NOT a hidden â€œsuper heavy weight CODEâ€ that once cracked stateâ€™s they are judged differently, well not in the WPC/WPO. Much more on Nationals to come. America is zeroed in for WORLDS in Lake George, New York.
I am not doing this to start an argument or one of the played out wars, but for my own reason; what is pro in powerlifting, if the title even exists: Is it elite? Is it winning your federations National Championship or World Championship? I myself for one think that their should be a Pro-Powerlifting status, similar to the way NASS does their Pro stuff. You win, your a pro, you loose, you fight to live another day. Then, if you turn pro, you could only compete in professional meets like National meets, World Meets etc etc etc This sounds good, but it would leave some local lifters out I suppose. Thoughts, comments, oppinnions? If it could be worked out, Id like to see it happen...Getting your pro card in a clustered weight class
Ive been training for 2 years or so now, and for the first time ever i decided to find my 1rm for my dead. I worked my way up through the weights easily, but on m second last set, i felt a little pressure in my ear, and on my final set, there was even more pressure building up in my left ear. the weight went up easy, but i didnt want to risk anything dodgy happening so i stopped there. its never happened before, and i usually work with 5 reps. Has anybody experianced this before? and does anybody know weather it should dissappear gradually as i get stronger, or could it be something more serious?... Whats the worst case senario for pushing yourself to these limits?
- Scott Yard
- Shawn Lattimer
- Ryan Kennelly
- Clay Brandenburg
- Jim Grandick
- Brian Siders
- Bill Crawford
- Bill Carpenter
- Tiny Meeker
- Joe Ladnier
- Garry Frank
- Mike Miller
It was a Thursday afternoon (yes, yesterday). I arrived at the hospital unsuspecting of what was to come. I registered and took a sit waiting to be called. It wasnâ€™t long when I heard my name. I followed the man inside the MRI room.
Is this any good? I'm looking for sg to take the stress off my shoulders a bit . I have worked them hard lately. But I want a similar exercise to the bench press.
I think a statement was made by the judging crew in the squat early and I thought it was consistent throughout the meet. I only saw a few very high squats passed and for the most part, it was very, very fair.
A lifter just told me that meet director Mark Swank was kicked out of the APF. I understand that many of the heavyweight lifters on Sunday at the APF Senior Nationals in Las Vegas had problems with his "Napoleon Complex". I was told that he stopped the meet for almost an hour while the lifters were warming up to give some ultimatums. Any info?
Day 1 results are in for the North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) Championships in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Included are results for the women.
Placings by Americans include Monica Johnson second in the 97's, Vanessa Baldwin second in the 105's, Katie Van Dusen first in the 114's, Janel Brown first in the 123's, Jennifer Perry first in the 132's, Priscilla Ribic first and Donna Marts second in the 148's, Liane Blyn first and Jane Larsen-Welborn second in the 165's, and Malinda Baum first in the 181's.
When you guys do BO Rows, how wide of a grip do you take? I have been going thumbs from smooth but I dont think it is hitting my back like they should be.
How long have you been competing in the USAPL/IPF? You speak as someone who has intimate knowledge of our athletes and procedures. Should I know you? As someone who speaks as an expert about DTs, you seem to be misinformed. It is far more difficult to pass a DT in the US than you seem to think. Most steroids are detectable in the body for months after dosing. Now that WADA is handling IPF doping control at the World level we will see even stricter testing. The USAPL constantly tests lifters out of meet. If a top lifter shows up to a meet and is not lifting they WILL be tested. Other countries don't OMT their own athletes as heavily as does the USAPL, but that is their own decision. There are several countries that are having multiple failures every year at the IPF level because of their lax national testing programs. The difference between tested and non-tested sports is that at least the tested sports are making an attempt to control drug use. The reality is that there will always be those athletes that find ways around the DTs.