Is it a powerlifing taboo to place a 2.5lbs weight on the bar, especially the squat or deadlift? We are powerlifing men and women, not bodybuilders or mirrow lovers. B/c I did it tonight with the floor press to break a record.
The doctors just finished and she is off the heart and lung machine which means her heart is working on it's own, we don't know yet wether or not the fixed or replaced the valves........... Thank God They are going to watch her but everything loooks really good.... A hudge THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US, YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE SO APPRICIATED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike Miller and Family
Wanted to speak with you all concerning the Nationals and my interest in having you there. If your name is not on this list it does not mean you are not invited to lift. Most of these lifters I am mentioning have lifted in the Cup in the past.
I am teaming up with Chris Mason of At Large Nutrition to offer 1000$ cash to the person that can pull 1000 on the dl. Or if more than one do it the one that pulls the most, or if they tie in weight th eone that weighs the least. It will be offered at the nationals only professional dl only meet in the nation, the NIght of the Living Dead III, in Johnson City, TN on Sat. Oct. 28, 2006. We will also offer 300$ to the person that can break the masters dl record of 865 and the person with the best bodyweight pull by Schwartz formula will get 500$. If you have any questions about the validity of this offer you can contact mer personally at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-423-725-2415. Chris Mason can be reached through the email on his website. If you are interested in trying to break these reocrds or just compete in the meet feel free to contact me. I will be looking for contact info for the guys capable of 1000 like Gary Frank, Savickas, and Konstantinovs. I already ahve the contacts for Benni and Bolton. If anyone wants to throw theri hat in the ring for the others, let me know. This Halloween, the DEAD will come alive!
..WITHOUT HIS BENCH AND HIS OWN SPECIAL WEIGHTS(WHICH HE BROUGHT IN DISPITE THE 3000 LBS OF WEIGHTS THAT WERE ON HAND AT THE IPA WORLDS.THAT HE STOPPED THE WORLDS FOR THREE HOURS AND DISRUPTED EVERYBODYS LIFTS.YEAH YOU DID IT UNDER REAL MEET CONDITIONS MY ASS...
To all those having trouble determining squat depth on video of front view, check the following: 1)- Mark on screen top of knee to hip joint. 2)- Know that a standard 45 or 100 plate is 17 3/4" high, therefore center of bar is at 8-7/8" from bottom of plate. 3)- Measure plate on screen. 4)- You can now caliberate length between knee and hip joint regardless of how far the camera is or at general angles. 5)- Mark on screen start of squat bar height & end of squat bar height(for bar movement deviation). 6)- Hip joint must travel its length to top of knee down for it to reach parallel. 7)- This by no means replaces side judging, nor is a balls-on accurate statement, but rather a guideline.
Please feel free to express yourself, this is America. I have no problem with critisism just leave my mom out of it this time....LOL
The WPC Worlds/WPO Semi's will be held in scenic Lake George NY. November 1st-5th, 2006. The meet sight will be at the Fort William Henry Resort. The FWHR overlooks Lake George rated a 4-Star Hotel/Dinning/Conference Center. Located 1 hour North of Albany NY. The FWHR has a shuttle service that runs back/forth to Albany International Airport.
With new and stronger squat suits and bench shirts hitting the market, more attention has been given to training the lockout. It seems most experts believe that since the lifter is doing most of the work at the top, then range of motion should be trained the most. Although common sense tells us that the suits and shirts will get us out of the bottom of the lift, I have modified my belief somewhat.
I will be 40 years old in a few weeks, but I still want to improve my total. For inspiration and encouragement I would like to hear any stories you have about lifters peaking for performance later in life. Go ahead - make an old man very happy.
I'm just curious on what everyone thinks about giving up the sport because of your family? I have 2 kids and would do anything for them but I don't see why I would need to give up training and competing. IT just seems to be a common trend anymore. I spend 4 hours a week in the gym. That's it. 2 of those hours my kids and wife are with me. I know we all sacrifice for our goals, but isn't that the greatest lesson to teach your kids? What better way to teach them than by being a good example? Show them rather than tell them what you used to be. My parents were competitive athletes and watching them compete and get a little trophy was the greatest thrill as a kid.
what differentiates a meet from backyard meet?? to me, meets held in a tent,your local bar&grill,and where the hat is passed around to help pay for the keg, and to a lesser extent-ymca meets. i know that's where i started, but usually the judging is very loose. i as a meet director, don't have the financial flexibility to rent a hotel/motel ballroom. most are unsuitable for meets. and the ones that are, are outrageous to rent. so high schools fit the bill. usually they have adequate weight rooms for warmups and usually will cut you a deal if you donate money to a program.
Women of Power is a compilation of women in powerlifting which includes biographies and photographs. The project is the work of Iron Asylum Gym co-owner and powerlifter, Sandi McCaslin. Her stated goal for the project is to "see how many women of power I could bring together in one place." If you would like to be included, contact Sandi.