In order to get more Teenagers in the APF/WPC we are having a Northern Region/Southern Region APF Teenage Nationals. This will be more cost effective for Teenagers with limited budgets to have the best chance to qualify for WPC Worlds. Russ Barlow will be hosting the Northern Region in Maine May 12th-14th along with the Master Nationals. Gary Pendergrass will be holding the Southern Region contest in San Antonio Texas July 22nd.
There are a number of recurring themes on this forum. Tu use or not use performance enhancing drugs. The effect of various equipement (gear) on lifts. So would you continue to compete if: All meets were drug tested and no equipment allowed ? None of the meets were tested and all available equipment was allowed. This assumes that there was no middle ground. Obviously these are the two extremes and todays situation in most orgs is somewhere in between.
Mr. Lorimer was thrilled to death with the success of the 3lift/Squat meet!! But the bench meet was given a F- rating as the worst event that took place on the main expo stage. I couldn't agree more! From this day forward the AC WPO Bench Bash for Cash is invite only. I can't rely on the benchers to lift smart and give me the best show possible. I have gone above and beyond trying to get the majority of you to open up smart. But nobody listens!! Even just getting your opener isn't going to cut it anymore. Just because you bench the most doesn't mean you will be invited. I will invite lifters who consistently makes 2 or more benches. Your best bet to be invited is to lift in the APF/WPC, but if my choices are limited I will go outside the federation to invite other lifters who bench smart. I have no choice!! KK APF/WPO Prez.
The old rule just instituted March 30 with the pertinent line:
If you have come in the Top 5 in the WPO Finals in the past 2 years, then you can only do the APF Seniors as a Guest Lifter.
If you have lifted in the WPO Finals then you can only do the APF Seniors as a Guest Lifter.
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!