Results have been posted for last weekends IPA West Coast Nationals.
In the Amateur division, Brent Mikesell set World Records for the superheavyweight class in the squat and total. He squatted 1,008.6 and totalled 2358.9 pounds. Lifter of the meet honors also went to Brent.
I have won money in this sport and I can say it definitely makes it better. Anyone who says money is no good for the sport probably has no shot at earning it.
Squat: Coan (1020) '99 to Lewis (1201) '05 - 18% - 6 YEARS Bench: Mendelson (825) '03 to Rychlak (1005) - 22% - 1 YEAR!!!!!! Total - Coan (2463) '98 to Frank (2805) '04 - 13% - 7 years
So its not a requirement to keep your lower back and upper back in a straight line with your shoulders pushed back?
There's an informal poll going on at the APF Outlaws forum asking who's the most intense powerlifter during their prelift psych up. No clear winner although lots of votes for Chuck Vogelpohl. Some entertaining stories and a couple good video links as well.
A lot depends on height, arm length, belly size, and back strength compared to hip strength... Go with the feel and see how you do. You can train to be strong at both, but this is something you will figure out in time.
NO, not at all. They are human and can make mistakes too, but they seem make a few more for the big name lifters.
The thread takes a detour though and addresses the question of when and why powerlifting has lost its innocence.
You put people up on pedestals and they tend to fall.
- Siders wasn't there. That's one first place finish we lost. - The USAPL seems much more strict than other nations on drug testing. - The powerlifting base is much more diluted here. .
i want a brand new body that doesnt ache all the time lol!!!