Powerlifting Forums Wiped Out - UPDATE

Create: 02/05/2006 - 14:11

A number of powerlifting forums, including APF Outlaws and Gibson Powerlifting have completely been wiped out. All of the old threads have disappeared. Those forums use onecenter.com to host their boards. Hopefully, all of the old threads will return as there is so much useful information in them which others count on. Currently, those forums seem to at least allow new posting. Maybe Tommy, Jay and others will take this opportunity to move their forums to their own sites.

2/4 UPDATE: All of those forums hosted by onecenter.com are back down and no posting can take place. Other forums effect

Why Bald & Goateed?

Create: 02/05/2006 - 13:48
Finally, someone asks the question on everyone's mind. Why do so many powerlifters sport bald heads and goatees? Check out Anabolex for the scoop. The original poster:

I haven't done any statistics to prove any of it but I've noticed a lot of the pro bodybuilders have full heads of hair. I've also noticed quite a lot of the powerlifters have bald heads and goatees. I know both groups do use high levels of androgens. Are the top powerlifters typically older than the Pro bodybuilders? I know genetics plays a big part but it makes me wonder if you keep your hair or not. I guess Coan, Childress, Moore, and Bolton all still have their hair. Just curious about it.

Bigger Arms For Powerlifting

Create: 02/05/2006 - 11:05
A Fortified Iron poster thinks his small arms may be holding back his bench press and wants to know how to grow them. Pretty much unanimous responses that big arms don't translate to a higher bench press. Rather, other advice is given to put on overall size and strength.

Directly working your arms does not help much. Size also has nothing to really do with strength. I used to do all sorts of curls, skullcrushers, tricep extensions, etc. My upper arms were around 18-19". Now, I do close grip bench, heavy lockout work, board press, and tons of upper back work. My upper arms are 23" now, and I think I did a set of curls a couple months ago.

Laura Phelps Sets 181 Squat World Record

Create: 02/05/2006 - 10:55

Laura Phelps squatted a new World Record 725 pounds in the 181 pound class on Saturday at the APF Ohio State meet in Fremont, Ohio. She also squatted 700 pounds at the meet. Phelps also holds the World Record at 165 pounds with a 683 pound squat. The 725 pound squat makes her the second highest squatting women in history, behind only Becca Swanson. Swanson's best squat is 854 pounds.

How Would You Change Powerlifting?

Create: 02/05/2006 - 10:09
It's evident that most powerlifters have a fairly clear idea how powerlifting should look from their eyes. As a group, we're more than willing to share our opinions. A Monster Muscle thread asks for those opinions, specifically looking at what changes people would institute to make powerlifting better. The original question:


SLP Head Darrell Latch In Hospital - UPDATE

Create: 02/04/2006 - 11:22
News from T.C. Roesch at Monster Muscle that Son Light Power leader Darrell Latch was brought to the hospital on Sunday and has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Cards can be sent to: Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center 1000 Health Center Dr. Mattoon, IL 61938 If you'd like to reach Darrell to give him your well wishes, the phone number is 217-258-2525 and the room number is 404. UPDATE from T.C. from February 3:

I just spoke with Darrell. He is doing much better! He is home now. He goes back in Monday to get the Cath. work done to check out his heart and see what needs to be done. He also told me that he is going to go ahead and get his Hip done!!!! The Dr. was really concerned about that. Darrell said he could not believe the support that all of the lifters have given him, the prayers, the love and phone calls.... He said to tell everyone thank you!

Props Go Out To The Big Men Of Powerlifting

Create: 02/03/2006 - 09:31
With all the recent negativity towards the 'big' men of powerlifting, it's nice to see this Monster Muscle post. Read with caution, as it might make you all teary eyed.

I want to acknowledge the BIG MEN who play with the big iron, if ever there was a sport for the big men it is powerlifting, so the heck with these want everyone to look like a bodybuilding wimp people. This sport has always been about big men lifting big weights. Remember: Don Reinhouldt, O.D Wilson, Mark Henry, Anthony Clark, Jamie Harris, Paul Wrenn, Doyle Kennedy, and even my friend Big Gus, none of these guys looks pretty in a swim suit, but who cares; these guys moved some serious iron and that is what this sport is about. We are blessed with some of the best big men ever right now: Gary Frank, Paul Childress, Andy Bolton, Brian Siders, Donnie Thompson, and my friend big Chad Aiches from Reno, NV. These guys are monsters, all well over 350lbs and strong as any ever. Thank God for the big men.

Using Nose Torque

Create: 02/03/2006 - 08:11
Lifters approach their big lifts many different ways. Some like to be quietly focused. Other guys like to feed on their emotion. A poster at Fortified Iron wonders whether nose torque will be helpful in optimizing his focus for a coming record attempt. Some opinions:

I like'em but use them for the biggest lifts only. The record would be a good time. If you've never done them then do few in the gym first to see how you react. I'll kick it on my biggest lifts and it seems to make me angry (from the burn), focus me up fast, and lets me breath deep.

The Pro Concept

Create: 02/03/2006 - 07:47
Wanna Be Big has a thread where they're looking at the Pro Concept for powerlifting as well as making it an Olympic sport. Some of the poster's thoughts:

Powerlifting is like pretty much any other individual sport where the competition is in a meet format (track, weightlifting, etc). There isn't all that much interest in pro shotputting, either... There isn't much money in weightlifting, either. The 'getting it into the olympics' discussion is different. Getting powerlifting into the olympics will require unification, and require severe limitations (or elimination) of powerlifting gear.

NASA President Rich Peters Speaks His Mind

Create: 02/03/2006 - 06:54
NASA president Rich Peters responds to a post by Tom Isbell at the NASA forums. Isbell's original post and Peters' response were from this thread. Isbell:

Nasa seems to have a beef with everybody. son of light,usapl,apa,wpo and now north carolina. This is just my opinion: If nasa wants to grow and be more...It has to get more positive and talk about itself not others. Promote what you do well not what you think others do poorly. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Keeping Your Bench Shirt Down

Create: 02/02/2006 - 08:04
A thread at Fortified Iron looks at some ways to keep a bench shirt from riding up during set-up. There are some good tips in here for you shirted benchers. The original question:

After I pull the shirt down and buckle my belt it always seems to ride back up my chest no matter what i do...i keep my elbows back to keep it from moving, ive tried holding the shirt down with my thumb until im done setting up like ive seen the guys from iron island do...ive tried everything including how metal militia says to set up..any tips??


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