- Dave Waddington
- Fred Hatfield
- Shane Hamman
- Kirk Karwoski
- Dave Panasella
- Greg "Beatle" Lowe
- Anthony Clark
- Lee Moran
I think the squat is a lot like the bench in a sense that you have sort of a checklist that you should go through mentally every time, which includes set up, foot stance, pushing your stomach into your belt, putting your ass out, driving your knees out, etc...
- Jan Todd
- Judy Gedney
- Terry Dillard
- Bev Francis
- Diana Rowell
- Carrie Boudreau
- Tammara Greenwood
- Maris Sternberg
- Marina Kudinova
- Becca Swanson
- Liz Willet
- Amy Weisberger
- Mary Jefferys
- Donna Lee Delleree
- Anna-Liisa Prinkkala
- Kara Bohigian
Any lifter, coach, referee or official who competes or participates in a Powerlifting or Bench Press competition not organised, sanctioned or approved by the IPF shall not be permitted to take part in any IPF international or regional competition for a period of 12 months from the date of that non-approved competition.
Does anyone really believe that the American appetite for drugs and the creativity of American 'bathtubbers' will ever be surpassed, when it comes to drugs? This place takes a backseat to NO ONE.. Think about that, what is it that Americans have that Russians want and need? Powerlifting trophies? Millions of DOLLARS? You figure it out... Are we now saying that Russian lifters have more potent androgens than these? What are they? Seriously, dollars trump the living shit outta trophies and gold medals. Does anyone believe it would be a secrect that was kept?
2) Change 14.9 Athletes Competing Participating in Non-IPF Competition Any lifter, coach, referee or official who competes or participates in a Powerlifting or Bench Press competition not organised, sanctioned or approved by the IPF shall not be permitted to take part in any IPF international or regional competition for a period of 12 months from the date of that non-approved competition. ** Accepted unanimously with amendments
So many muscles are involved in developing a good bench press, triceps, front delts, chest, lats, traps, and others, that sometimes the rear delts get lost in the mix. A Fortified Iron thread looks at some of the exercises which will strengthen those rear delts.
Most people instantly think of the reverse pec deck machine or reverse dumbell flies when trying to find an exercise to hit the rear delts. Check out the thread for lots of other good suggestions.
Much less stress on L4 and L5 with sumo if puled right.
That poster gets an earful from many subsequent posters:
i think that any peice of equippment that isnt single ply poly is bull shit.
I think it's funny when someone *****es about how crazy gear is getting, and then extols the virtue of single-ply gear. My bench in a off-the-shelf 1-ply Fury is a good 25% higher than my raw press. IPF-legal gear certainly ain't what is was in 1990.
I think when the question of overtraining comes up, instead ask a few questions: 1) Am I getting enough sleep? 2) Am I getting enough good food? 3) Is there anything additional life has hit me with lately? 4) What's my current workload for training and what have I changed lately? In my opinion, true overtraining, where your sleep and eating is affected, motivation is low, headaches, etc. doesn't happen very often at all. And a lot of it can probably be blamed on other factors such as adequate diet and sleep, active recovery, additional stress from life, work, etc. A better way of thinking of it is in terms of work capacity.
What is your opinion: would it be better to pursue the direction the IPF is taking, or to provide a greater "show" for the audience (WPC/WPO). Personally I'd go with the former. Although the showy competition is surely a faster way to gain popularity, I feel in the long run it would be better for the sport to keep things more serious and disciplined.
Well, Powerlifting Watch has teamed up with the new Fortified Iron Powerlifting Store to offer a FREE set of Starter Bands along with a John Davies Band Training DVD to one lucky visitor. All you have to do is register at Powerlifting Watch to be eligible to win. Those registering by January 1, 2006 will be entered into a random drawing to receive a FREE set of Starter Bands (includes the #1, #2 and # 3 band sets) from the new Fortified Iron Powerlifting Store. The good folks at Fortified Iron are also including a Band Training DVD by John Davies. The winner will be announced here on January 2.
The Fortified Iron Powerlifting Store has bars, bands, power racks, benches and more. Give them a visit.. you're sure to find something you need.