The Ultimate Powerlifter

Create: 05/05/2006 - 07:18
Dave Coleman, owner of Gorilla Barbell, wants to build the ultimate powerlifter. Which three powerlifters would you choose to combine into one to make an unbeatable powerlifter? Coleman:

Who can build the best Frankenstein Power Lifter (the idea works for body builders too, and I'll start that thread later)? You can only use a lifter once for any given lift....meaning you can't have the same guy for both the squat and the bench, you need three different guys for the three different lifts to make your monster: Squat, Bench, and Deadlift.

If The Top Natural Lifters Used Steroids

Create: 05/05/2006 - 07:02
An Anabolic Minds poster questions whether a lifetime drug free lifter who had established an advanced strength base would respond better to using steroids than someone who hadn't already maximized their genetic potential. He asks:

If you took the strongest lifetime Natural powerlifters in the world and put them on steroids, GH, and any other drugs you can think of, how much stronger do you think they would get? Do you think that a person could go from Squatting 600 and benching 400 (raw w/o powerlifting gear) to squatting 1000 and benching 700 with powerlifting support gear and maximum drug use? I personally don't see why this wouldn't be entirly possible. Most people don't agree with me, and I can't figure out why. What is the deal with these people who are lifting 700+ and squatting 1000+? How strong do you think they would be had they never touched a drug in thier life?

When To Return To Training After A Meet

Create: 05/05/2006 - 06:22
JRN, who just participated in his first meet, now has questions about when to return to training after a meet. Again the members of Iron Trybe provide advice.

when do you guys get back into the gym? first meet ever was sunday, I still feel like hell... funny you guys say that..and I love hearing your opinions b/c I got totally crushed physically. I don't know if it was the adrenaline or the fact I gained a ton of weight in the month beforehand (on purpose) but it just totally kicked my ass..I don't feel depressed...more like okay, I had a goal to go 3-3 and do a meet, now I did fucking what?

Division Changes In The WABDL

Create: 05/05/2006 - 06:10
The WABDL had made a few changes to the division which they offer.

Division Changes/Additions: PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES IN DIVISIONS 1. There is a new Elite Open bench division for men (see world entry for qualifications) 2. There are new divisions in Law/Fire for both men and women: Law/Fire Open, Law/Fire Submaster 33-39, Law/Fire Master 40-47, Law/Fire Master 48-55, and Law/Fire Master 56+. 3. The Submaster divisions will now be for the 33-39 age group.

The Great Brian Siders Debate

Create: 05/04/2006 - 07:14
A Monster Muscle poster wonders why Brian Siders gets as much credit as he does. Other posters offer their opinions on why he is one of the best, if not the best, superheavyweight lifting today. The original poster questions Siders' reputation:
I don't get it, Siders is a great SHW, but there are a bunch of great SHW: Thompson, Frank, Aiches, Childress, Bolton, and Lewis, not to mnetion the the great srongmen: Savickas, Virastuk, Marius Pud.,and Phil Pfister. When Kaz was on top in powerlifting he went over to the WSM and dominated, and Reinholdt dominated, Siders goes to the Arnold and get his butt handed to him, like I said I don't get it. Garry Frank is an awesome lifter, the only one over 2800 and he is fat, Lewis is fat, all the SWH are fat, but no one calls Siders fat and he looks just like the others, and he even weighs close to them, so what is the reason for so much love? Ed Coan out squats him, Goggins out squats him and there alot of people who out bench him, and his dead is not among the best either, shoot there are guys almost hundred lbs. lighter that out pull him, and I would not be surprized to see Josh Bryant beat him at the NERB. I don't want this to sound like I am against Brian, I am not! I just can't stand the double standard.

Teen Phenom Eddie Debus To Concentrate On Raw Lifting

Create: 05/04/2006 - 06:48
Teenage powerlifting phenom Eddie Debus has decided that in the future most of his lifting will be done unequipped. Debus:

Going over to the raw side.... whos coming with me? Ive decided that after nationals and possibly worlds this year I'll be competing raw from then on. I MIGHT put gear on once a year for a big meet but other than that its going to be about pure, unadulterated, raw strength.

Building A Better Conventional Deadlift

Create: 05/04/2006 - 06:17
The new Society of Strength forum has a good discussion on how to go about building a better conventional deadlift.

My conventional deadlift sucks balls, but for a few reason I have switched from sumo to conventional and am now trying to figure out the most efficient way to develop a decent pull. I've talked with EC about this, as well as my training partners and any other lifters who pullmore than I can who would talk to me. The general consensus is (for my weakpoints, some of this stuff may not be useful for everyone); -Starting strength: Snatch-grip deadlifts, for sets or 5, 4 or 3 (with or without straps). These put your body in a relatively shitty position to pull from the floor and set you up in a shitty position for the low/mid-ranges of a deadlift. These, coupled with deficit speed pulls, are going to be the way I get some speed and power off of the floor.

100% Raw Federation Continues To Expand

Create: 05/04/2006 - 06:05

The 100% Raw Federation continues to expand its presence across the states by naming four new State Chairman in eight states. They are D.J. Satterfield for Nebraska; Bruce Derosier for Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island; Bret Kernoff for Vermont and New Hampshire; and Jeremy Wright for South Carolina. Lifters in those states can expect meets to follow.

NASA Forum Changes

Create: 05/04/2006 - 05:57
NASA has adopted a new set of rules for its forum. They read:

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Passage From A New Novel

Create: 05/03/2006 - 08:13
Ron Fernando offers a passage from a novel which he is working on entitled "Iron Factory" Powerlifting and Survival in the Ukraine. Fernando says that the novel will look at life in the Ukraine mixed together with elements of the Mafia and powerlifting.

Sergey woke up to the noise of the morning factory whistle ,as yet another gray, gloomy winter day belched forth in the grimy factory town of Donetsk, the Ukraine, once part of the sprawling former Empire once known as the Soviet Union, now just another country beset by economic and political problems. Sergey's problems were far too basic for him to concern himself with the big shots in Kiev or the Kremlin. He could have cared less about President George Bush's downward spiraling approval rating, Al-Jazeeras crazy rants on local TV, or even his local Mafiya Chieftains worries.” Let the Starets ( Old Men in Russian) deal with all of this shit, I have work to do.." The work- Sergei had to train for the Ukrainian Powerlifting Championships and he HAD TO win, if he was to keep his meager $100 USD a month food allowance by the government and worse, his $500 a month salary as driver/bodyguard/part time extortionist to Ruslan, his overboss in the Mafiya. The problem was that facing him was 3 times World and 6 Times Euro Champion Dimitri Solovyov who was primed for a 2100 lb total.” Bastards got that new stuff from Great Britain plus all of the Metal gear, thought Sergey. “While all I have is this used crap from 3 years ago that is barely holding together The coaches are not investing one thin Grivna in him, he thought because all of the bookies are putting big money on Dimitri.“ But, if I have a bit of luck and that little prick comes in overtrained, Ill get him in the deadlift. He thinks he has a strong back, We will see.” The consequences were grim if he lost, as he would be demoted to the grunt brigade, lose any special privileges and be treated like any expendable round in a AK-47. If however, he won, he would be sent to the USA for the Worlds and given a host of new privileges, including his own small” book” in the local betting circles. He could then finally marry Olga, his seamstress girlfriend. “ I win, the first thing I’m going to do is marry Olga. The second is beat the hell out her old man for making my life so damn miserable these past two years…” Maybe I can go live in the US, mused Sergey, train with Louie Simmons at Westside…”

Are You A Powerlifter If You Don't Compete?

Create: 05/03/2006 - 07:51
The raw forum at Monster Muscle has a thread which initially asked which posters were powerlifters who didn't compete. It took an abrupt turn into discussing whether you're a powerlifter at all if you don't compete. One poster says that he's not a bowler since he doesn't compete. What is he then, a guy that rolls a ball? Is someone a skier if they don't compete? The original question:

Was just wondering how many people here are dedicated PL's, but don't participate in meets?


if you dont compete your not a powerlifter your just a guy who likes to go heavy.

Bench Only Competitors Ready For NERB

Create: 05/03/2006 - 07:36
Bench only competitors Nick Winters, Mike Wolfe and Jeremy Hoornstra say they're ready for the New England Record Breakers. Winters plans to open up at 625 pounds. Hoornstra looks to open around 605 then go to about 620. However, some disturbing news uncovered in this thread where Mike Wolfe is quoted:

Nick is strong as FU_CK, the kid is coming in to take care of business. I have nothing but respect for Nick and look forward to competeing against him. But he has to make it there first HAHAHA!!! You see what you all dont know is Nick and myself both train at Westside Barbell and Nick lives just a hop skip and jump across the Ohio / Indiana border from me so guess who is riding in my car to New England? HaHaHaHa!!!! I told him I was gonna take a side road thru the backhills of the Appalachains and boot his ass out the car so some IMBREED BACKWOODS TOOTHLESS APPALACHAIN HILLBILLYS can remake the scenes from Deliverance with him!!!!! LOL!!!

Should NASA Become An Unequipped Federation

Create: 05/03/2006 - 07:18
NASA president Rich Peters is conducting an informal poll of his members to determine whether they think NASA should become an unequipped federation. Currently the poll results are fairly evenly split between equipped and unequipped but the clear leader is both. Peters:

This is just a survey vote. What would you like to see as our forms of competition? Completely Unequipped, Equipped Only, Both? Let us know your thoughts. This poll is for discussion purposes only. But please do vote.


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