Is IPF Rule 10.11 Fair?

Create: 10/04/2006 - 07:10
Go Heavy has a thread looking at whether IPF Rule 10.11 is a fair one or merely an attempt by the IPF to control its lifters. Rule 10.11 prohibits IPF lifters from competing against other powerlifters who've been banned by the IPF. It's the rule whose violation caused Brian Siders' suspension. Does the rule make sense? Does its application in the Siders case result in any punishment to Ed Coan? If the IPF really wants to control its lifters as some in the thread assert, why doesn't it prohibit lifters from competing in any untested meet?

I have difficulty in accepting the arrogance that the IPF has regarding their rule punishing lifters who compete "OUTSIDE" of their administrative boundaries. Why should it be important what someone does in another Fed..?? This seems to be overstepping their authority.It also smacks of fascism...perform and behave as we say wherever you are or we'll get you!

WPC & WPO Rosters

Create: 10/04/2006 - 06:56
The rosters (xls) for the WPC Worlds & WPO Semifinals have been posted. The dual event is being held November 2-5 in Lake George, New York. WPO Semifinals roster:

Lightweights 67.5 Brian Schwab USA 75 Jason McElroy USA 75 Eric Talmant USA 75 Brian Tincher USA 75 Angelo Berardinelli USA 75 Oleksandr Kutcher Ukraine

Provisional Schedule - IPF World Championships

Create: 10/03/2006 - 08:50
The Provisional Time Table for the IPF Men's and Women's World Powerlifting Championships scheduled to be held in Stavenger, Norway beginning with the IPF Congress on Sunday, November 5 has been posted on the IPF Web Site. Lifting is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 6 with the competition concluding on Saturday, November 11.

Kings Of The Bench At Mr. Olympia Official Results

Create: 10/03/2006 - 07:52
Here are the official results from last weekends Kings of the Bench Competition at Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prizes totalled $2,600 in cash and $2,150 in gift certificates from sponsors like At Large Nutrition. Lightweight Division (165 Pounds) 1st(tie) Joe Luther 1. 385 2. 405 3. 420 1st(tie) Joe Mazza 1. 400 2. 420 3. 435 (missed) 4. 435 (missed)

Trigger Point Therapy With A Tennis Ball

Create: 10/03/2006 - 07:18
Tony Gentilcore discusses a number of methods of soft tissue work using only a tennis ball at T-Nation. Check out the article to get an idea of the unlimited number of ways a tennis ball can help relieve muscle pain.

However, as with resistance or endurance training, you also need some form of progression when it comes to soft tissue work. You wouldn't recommend that someone continue to perform three sets of ten for every exercise, or do nothing but walk on the treadmill for a straight year to make progress with their physique, right? So why would foam rolling be any different? While it's a fantastic modality, I find that trainees come to a point where they need something a bit more "focused."

Randall Harris Takes Brian Siders Spot On World Team

Create: 10/03/2006 - 07:03

Robert Keller announces that superheavyweight Randall Harris will be replacing Brian Siders on the World team which will be representing the U.S. at the IPF World Championship in Stavenger, Norway. Todd Straub moves up to first alternate, followed by Tony Harris, Eric Kupperstein, Maliek Derstine, and Darren Matsumoto.

Reaction Around Powerlifting To Brian Siders' Suspension

Create: 10/02/2006 - 08:39
As one might expect, there's been a fair amount of discussion around the powerlifting boards about the suspension of Brian Siders by the IPF for competing at the USPF Senior Nationals, where another suspended lifter, Ed Coan, was also competing. Forum Discussion FI Go Heavy Go Heavy APF Outlaws USAPL forum USAPL forum

I don't think 'retarded' is quite adequate. I can't think of a word to describe the level of ridiculousness and pettiness of the IPF. Brian should learn how to use multiply gear and then come dominate the WPO!!

Warmups At A Meet

Create: 10/02/2006 - 08:06
Jamie Emberley offers his advice to newer powerlifters on the best way to warmup on meet day. His post is prompted by recently seeing some doing far too much work in the warmup room.

This is an issue that just has to be addressed after seeing what goes on in the warmup room, specifically down at provincials this weekend. WAY TOO MUCH!!!

How To Stop Knees From Caving In While Squatting

Create: 10/02/2006 - 07:51
When a poster squats with a wide stance he finds his knee are caving in and he wants to know how to correct it. He asks:

Ok I started powerlifting and I'm doing a wide squat because every powerlifter I see does wide! so I did it and I think I'm doing pretty good but sometimes when I go up my knees go inwards. Is there anyway to fix this? its hard to hold them out Is it too much weight? my form? should I wrap my knees?

Interview With Laura Phelps

Create: 10/02/2006 - 07:31
Barry Williams returns with an interview with female powerlifting superstar Laura Phelps. On the lack of support from other powerlifters:

Yes, I definitely catch a lot of heat over my squats. I really cannot say why people feel they have to hate instead of support, simply because my brain does not work that way! LOL! I love this sport, and I appreciate every lifter, no matter what federation, what rules, how many ply's, etc. What boggles my mind is when people personally attack the lifter rather than the lift itself, or when they judge the person's character based off of a lift that was passed that they feel was a bad lift. That's when it goes too far.

IPF Executive Chris Calvano On IPF Rule Changes Proposal

Create: 10/01/2006 - 15:28
IPF Doping Hearing Panel & Medical Committee member Chris Calvano offers his thoughts on the IPF rule changes proposal at the USAPL forum. Interestingly, he states the Medical Committee is prepared to draft a statement regarding gear safety. He hints that it will be along the lines that both too much gear and not enough gear will be considered medically unsafe.


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