I was reading an old article from a back issue of powerlifting USA. When the WPO was first organized there was a few interesting rules. The one that I thought was a good idea was. If you miss an attempt you are not aloud to raise the wieght until that attempt was good. This I think would really make you think about your opener. It would me anyway. Does anyone else have any thoughts or input on this rule? Could a rule like this be a good addition to local meets as well? They also had speed lifting. Your first attempt was taken on a platform in the warmup area with 3 judges. When you make a lift your next lift can be on the big stage in front of the huge crowd if you miss your first and second attempt...... you are out of the meet and no glory for you on the big stage. I suppose this would take care of the problem of all the bombing in front of the crowd because they just wouldn't see it. Any input on this also....
When i do squats i never go below parallel or at parallel... feels like the weight will just crush me and all that will be left is a heap on the floor.. now i know this is paranoi... any tips.. or advice from people who used to this and changed there ways?
To: The World Powerlifting Congress and Interested Individuals Subject: WPC vs. WPO I have been often asked the difference of one championship with the other. To me it is in the title. It is true that the WPO finals are held at the explosive Arnold every year and the amount of â€œtotal venueâ€ causes sensory-implosion to most individuals. I donâ€™t see the WPO finals anywhere else. The opportunity for exposure is tremendous. These showcase powerlifters mainly come through the semis, the WPC racks, and some selected outstanding individuals are given invitation, again I stress the word â€œoutstandingâ€. All must be a certain proven caliber. The WPC championships are held in different countries and have a more involved selection process. Here in the states, we have local, regional, national meets that, from placement, lead to the world championships. The WPC championships have much more depth in terms of traditional weight/age/sex classes and lifters. To me both are GREAT and have their place! However when it comes right down to it, nothing takes the place of a WPC World Championship metal/trophy/certificate on the wall!
We've all seen the bashing on goheavy. We have seen the doubting and so forth. Well, I put my integrity on the line every time I judge. I was the head judge. Bottom line, the lifts were good. I made sure she paused completely motionless and hold the lock out. Probably cost her 550. She had it locked out and as I was calling for the rack, she had the spotters take it. I did this by the rules and to make sure that there was no question.
Arnold got me lifting, Kaz made me want to powerlift, Ed Coan has influenced me since 1983, but right now I would say hands down it is Jesse Kellum.