With MN and WI having two big meets within an hour driving distance of each other it presents the challenge of having both meets go off well without effecting turnout. I was wondering what other states facing similar situations have done to deal with it?
this topic has been reported on in a few places. it seems there are a lot of strong opinions on it. thought i'd post it here for some discussion as most of you guys are apf-ers. Here is the post I think sums up all the bad reasons for a decision like this most eloquently: Post by Rick Hussey I donâ€™t know what to think of it. I have a hard time with the approach, â€œThis is how it is going to be, or else.â€ The communication between the APF/WPO â€œcommitteeâ€ and lifter is non-existent. Lifters that build a federation need to be treated with the respect they have earned. This new rule has not given lifters a choice; some of my current lifters would have chosen to stay in the APF a bit longer. A lifter should have the choice before the rule goes into effect. I feel like the lifter has to jump through hoops these days.
Tiny Meeker benched 914 pounds yesterday at the APF House of Pain Texas Championships. Meeker who was competing as a 308, recently secured the all time highest bench in the 308's with a 942 pound press. Yesterday's 914 pounds was the third highest mark in history.
Meeker then apparently asked for 970 pounds to be loaded. Instead of 970 pounds, 1,069 pounds was put on the bar. Side judge Joe Dalton says Meeker got that to within 6 inches of his chest, but couldn't touch the weight. However, he was able to press the weight back up from there.
UPDATED: Reports now indicate that the correct weight of 970 pounds was used. Here Mark Harris issues an apology.
My question is do a lot of you get blood dots on your face when you max out? I get them everytime I Max with my shirt. they don't bother me but my Wife freaks every time I come home with them. is there a real concern with this? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
A Fortified Iron thread looks at the amount lifters are getting from their equipment. If you're new to equipment and don't know how much to expect from it or wonder if you're getting as much as you can from yours, it might be a good thread to check out.
Hey guys, i know there are a few coaches and teachers on this board, and of course parents as well. Todays youth is the future of the sport, the country, and paying our social security [Smile] Whether we ar RAW Dogs or Gear Gangstas (i hate that tem), we all have one thing in common... we all love to lift weight. It has been a long time goal of mine to get kids more active in weight training and making it a fun, exciting and social event along with a competition. Its a good way for kids to make friends at other schools, and keep them out of trouble and doing other things kids could be doing.
well i squated yesterday and today my right knee is bothering me. when i walk it cracks every like 20 steps or so and kind of hurts when it cracks. it was doing this like a month and a half ago but stopped and now is doing it again and it was a little worse today. i squat with a pretty wide stance with just a belt. any help on what this might be?? ok a little more info to add if itll help. it dosent hurt if im rest sitting down. then when i get up itll be ok but then after walking a little while itll start to crack and hurt again, then the more i walk the more it will crack
OK, first off, this isn't in the diet/nutrition section for one good reason, it's not much of a "healthy" diet. But it will make you pack on the lbs. And if you're a powerlifter, I know you want to pack on some quality poundage. So anyway, these are the basic foodgroups that got me from a measly 177 up to 212 in just 7 months: #1 MEAT: I'm not talking chicken and fish. THose are great foods, and you should be eating them, but without a bunch of bloody red meat, you just won't be maximizing your poundage potential. Cow and bison and anything large and furry is key here. If you can get a hold of some bear meat, I would highly recommend it (make sure to marinate that sucker, it can be tough to chew otherwise).
Just talked to the Monster Muscle office about my subscription and they informed me that they will no longer be sending out issues. They are going to turn it into a free publication, doubt it will be the same length of publication. They are getting ready to send out fliers to all subscription holders notifying of this. They will be giving back issues or store credit for subscription balance. This is what I was told by the office.
Squats take a toll on my shoulders, lol. I have the bar rest on the high rear deltoids, and in order to be stable, I have to chicken wing the bar. What if I move my hands out? Will this fold me over?
I figure if you're doing this sport purely for trophies you're pretty much a fucked up individual to begin with. If you're doing it just to compete open and maybe set a record in submaster, then that would be valid to me. If you're doing it just cause with no other reason than you can? That'd be fine to.
What muscles or exercises are you neglecting that you know would help you if you started mixing them in? Is there one or the other that you know you should be working that you just don't enjoy? Is there one or the other that you know you should be working that you don't enjoy so you just don't work them much or at all? Why?