In everything I have have read about his training, no one mentions anything about him using boards with the cambered bar. But he must have, the bar in this photo
http://www.americanpowerliftevolution.net/MacDonaldbio.html has atleast a 3 or 4" drop. Have any of you ever used the cambered bar without boards? Is it possible?
Yeah, all my tri work is not some sort of press, maybe some band pushdowns from time to time. I gave up all tri accesory work due to elbow preservation.
I've been taking ZMA for a couple months now and the comments above about sleep are dead-on. If I take ZMA at night, it needs to be at a time where I'm able to commit to sleep in 30-45 minutes. The first week I took it, I was sleeping 10 hours a night, uninterrupted, and waking up completely refreshed. Sunday I was pretty fucked up from my event training so I took 3 ZMA and a Lunesta and slept HARD. Most people have zinc and magnesium deficiencies, especially those who work out regularly. Lifting also uses the body's testosterone. Since taking ZMA regularly, I've developed some mild back and face acne and been hornier than all hell. It's like being 17 again, except that now I have body hair. I don't know if ZMA does anything to increase test production directly or if the extended deep sleep is what does it, but mine has certainly increased a lot. I also get pretty lucid dreams. Most every night, I dream about fighting a ton of people, running from the cops, lifting stones and tires, or having sex.
Top drug free masters bencher, Joe McAuliffe, will be doing a free bench press seminar at the IPF World Masters Bench Championships in Miami on Saturday April 22, in the Jasmine Room at the Hyatt Hotel.
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How many unconscious retards can you fit inside one equipment filled room? Don't try to answer that. At least not without your cutoff gloves, girlfriend, and a vulgar case of body odor. Why must idiots insist on constantly getting in my way when I'm trying to lift? Don't take this the wrong way. I'm not trying to pull the tough-guy card here and pretend I'm some ferocious power-lifter who's path cannot be crossed when he's "getting ripped." I am, however, going to end up assaulting someone with a plate before the end of the month if everyone doesn't suddenly show up with some gym etiquette.
My training partner was weighing about 320 and cut almost 30 lbs. already doing the Anabolic diet by Mario DiPasquale. At the same time he was dieting his bench bench went up about 40lbs. Anyways you might want to check into it. It is good for losing weight and a good way to manipulate your hormones and testosterone naturally.
Thanks goes out to Rob Luyando, Tywania Brewton, Roger Ryan, Dennis Schar and John Hudson for volunteering to become APF judges. I sent out their tests today, and hopefully they will all be successful, and will be able to help out the APF with their judging. Thanks to all of you for stepping up to the plate.
Just curiouis how much shoulder pressing the shirted guys here do. I seem to burn out pretty bad when i do it. I have been doing incline dumbells on raw day just to get some more delt work in. I am curious if anyone here doesn't do much overhead pressing.
Last week during a high school powerlifting meet a lifter bombed out bench pressing. He was allowed to continue with his deadlifts. My question is why? What does this teach the lifter and his coach?
Can you give Powerlifting Watch readers a bit of history about yourself and your involvement with powerlifting and the USPF? I have been involved with the USPF for a little over 10 years now and I have been promoting meets for 3 years. Just recently I've taken it to the next level. I am also a competitive powerlifter. My best lifts as a 198 are a 622 squat, 429 bench press, and 688 deadlift in a sanctioned meet. Can you give us a brief history of the USPF? The USPF is the original powerlifting federation and most respected organization out there. I know I am going to take some flack for this but this is a fact. The USPF was dominant for many years and I hope to help bring it back, one step at a time.
What do you think the explanation is for the crazy poundages that have been lifted in the past few years? Is it westside training concept that includes bands, chains, etc? Or is it the new advances in equipment? Does anyone still feel western periodization works in a Coan style workout?