Nica Miller Coming Home

Create: 04/18/2006 - 07:39
Mike Miller posts that his daughter Nica is coming home.

For your thoughts and prayers..Nica is coming home today for a slow but steady recovery. Deb and I cannot thank you enough for your cards and e-mails of concern. How wonderful that we can all put our diffrences aside and for a few days consentrate on the well being of a little girl. This week really made me think about people and what is and is not important and let me tell you what it's not setting records or living for glory, it's making breakfast with your daughter or going for a motorcycle ride with your son washing the car's the little moments the ones that seem insignificant those are remembered forever... Again from the bottom of my heart thank you for taking time out of your day to think and pray for my Nica.... Mike,Deb Miller and family

USAPL Elections

Create: 04/18/2006 - 07:09

The USAPL has announced elections for Executive Committee (EC) positions at its upcoming NGB meeting which is to be held in Miami this July. Positions up for election include President and two EC Committee members. Up for President is Larry Maile. Running for the two EC positions are Ray Benemertio (Incumbent), Steve Howard (Incumbent) and Tod Miller. Other honorary awards are to be given as well during the NGB meeting.

The Unwashed Horde Destroys NASA Forum

Create: 04/17/2006 - 09:24
NASA president Rich Peters erased the entire NASA forum after it was apparently overrun with unacceptable posts. Peters:

I got pissed last night people went crazy and started posting all kinds of things, making physical threats and cussing so I deleted ALL the posts, locked the Forum down, deleted everything and now I am running everything myself. If anyone wants to threaten anyone they can threaten me and cuss me. I will delete ANYTHING that I feel is threatening an any way to anyone. Then people can ask me why and accuse me. I have also asked 3 other people to help me run this forum. Two NASA members and another, non lifter. I have given them compete authority to delete any and all posts that may seem controversial in ANY way. If ANYONE posts anything that is supposed to be funny or satire in nature they best put smiley faces with it. because it will be deleted. Anyone using threats, cussing with threats will be immediately and permanently deleted and banned, no exceptions. If someone is thin skinned to the point that everything that is said is offensive to them, then need to get out before they are thrown out. We will tolerate no more from either side, the Trolls or the thin skinned.

Why Two USAPL Forums?

Create: 04/17/2006 - 07:46
Currently there are two USAPL forums. They are located at and The former launched in November of 2005 with Jason Burnell at the helm. The latter by Brad Madvig apparently as far back as 1998. Neither are official USAPL forums but both are linked to by the USAPL. In that regard, they are sanctioned by the USAPL. Why doesn't the USAPL have their own official forum? How do two forums help the lifter? To which does one go for information? Jim Roberts asks at the respective forums why there are two here and here.

Janet Faraone Sets 123 Class World Record With 320 Pound Bench

Create: 04/17/2006 - 07:29
Janet Faraone nailed a 320 pound bench press on Saturday in the APF Metal Militia Bench Wars in Lake George, New York to set a new all-time world record in the 123 pound class. Her lift surpassed the mark of 309 pounds held by Tamara Althaus. Faraone also made her opener at 275 and second at 310. Here's video of the lift.

Photo from Iron Asylum Gym

Does Deadlifting Thicken Your Waist?

Create: 04/17/2006 - 07:20
An Elite Fitness poster wonders whether deadlifting will increase his waist size. Replies indicate it's likely although muscle will be responsible for the increase:

I believe it to be true just from my own experience over the years. Also, most higher level bodybuilders will stop DL'ing about 10wks out to allow for a more narrow waist (and avoid injury while lean). My waist width has dropped dramatically since I eliminated DL & SQ from my routine after BB retirement.

If Equipment Were Eliminated, Who Would Be The Best?

Create: 04/16/2006 - 14:18
That's what a Monster Muscle poster asks. He wonders if the lifters at the top would still be at the top if lifting without gear:

if powerlifting was makeing a serious push to get into the olympics and subsequently did away with all gear how would the raw numbers stack up to the equipt ? who would be the best, would the guys who had all the records now still be the best? we all know what mendy can do in the bench and what bolton can do in the deadlift but who else would give them a run for there money. this is for sake of conversation, and not a diss on gear.

2006 California Hall Of Fame Inductees

Create: 04/16/2006 - 12:04
Steve Denison posts this year's list of inductees to California's Powerlifting Hall of Fame.

Here's the list of inductees for this year's HoF Ceremony to be held May 20 before Paul Love's Push Pull Meet in San Jose. Scott Roberts - Superior, CO Dave Van Brocklin - Pleasant Hill Manny Burruel - Artois Christine Sorenson - Nevada City Rick Cirigliano - Burlingame and honoring the International Powerlifting Club (IPC) founded by Jim Lem Rich Tsutsui - San Jose Bob Taketa - Sacramento Randy Yamada - Elk Grove

Replacing The Rounds System

Create: 04/16/2006 - 10:33
A thread at Fortified Iron which didn't get much traction but is interesting nonetheless looks at replacing the current rounds system with weight progression. Does the latter system add more drama? Is there an way to implement a modified version where lifters get at least 10 minutes in between attempts? Any ideas for another system which is more spectator friendly?

Is It Okay To Use 2 1/2 Pound Plates?

Create: 04/15/2006 - 10:40
A poster at Dr. Squat wonders if it's powerlifting taboo to use those tiny 2 1/2 pound plates. Ohh the shame! The sin is admitted:

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.

Update On Nica Miller

Create: 04/15/2006 - 10:23
Mike Miller updates on the progress of his daughter Nica.

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

Matt McCase Puts Out A Call For Lifters

Create: 04/15/2006 - 10:04
Matt McCase calls for lifters for the Multi-Nationals and Strength Spectacular being held August 19 in West Virginia. The list of lifters includes many of the top in the game. If McCase can entice a number of them to participate this event may rise to the stature of the now defunct Mountaineer Cup.

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.

$1,000 For A 1,000 Pound Deadlift

Create: 04/15/2006 - 09:37
Alex Campbell and At Large Nutrition are teaming up to offer $1,000 for anyone deadlifting 1,000 pounds at the Night of the Living Dead III in Johnson City, Tennessee on Saturday October 28. So far no committments by the worlds premier deadlifters.

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 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!


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