- There is the time savings of not having to travel back and forth to the gym.
- being able to workout anytime, 24/7
- you do not have to put up with the (how do I say this nicely?), heck, the idiots at the gym. People screwing around or yapping away on a cell phone while youâ€™re trying to concentrate and prepare for a heavy lift. Or someone walking right in front of you while youâ€™re going down on a heavy squat, causing you to lose your concentration and get buried. Or someone tying up the power rack doing curls while youâ€™re waiting to do heavy squats.
- being able to play whatever music you want.
- I can put my chains where I want
- I can also change into my powerlifting gear right in my workout area.
One of the members answers:
it seems to me that if you drive with your legs, your butt comes off the bench.
the idea is to position yourself so you can drive with your legs as much as possible without your butt coming off the bench. Check out the Metal Miltia bench set up for instance. Your feet are curled up under you on your toes, so you can push with your legs without worrying about your ass coming off the bench. There are LOTS of different ways to set up that can give you more leg drive. And it does make a big difference.
Deepsquatter is taking a survey of who is, pound for pound, the best powerlifter of all time. Lots of votes so far for Ed Coan. Others tallying votes include Steve Goggins, Chuck Vogelpohl, Garry Frank, Brian Siders, Oleksander Kutcher, Arnold Coleman, Ron Palmer, Phil Harrington, Jesse Kellum, Brad Gillingham and Tony Conyers. Head on over there and offer your opinion.
Ed Coan is interviewed about the knee injury he sustained while squatting and his subsequent recovery. You've probably seen the video which captures the injury. If you haven't, here it is. Asked if he was scared about hitting the old weight, Coan said he was at first, but isn't any more. Coan says that his next meet may be during the summer of 2006. He suggests that it also may be his last.
A couple of other powerlifters are also interviewed about injuries sustained while lifting and their subsequent rehab.
Who told you that the europeans were better than us? Because they can beat our 2nd tier lifters that compete in usapl.There are at best 3 lifters that would be able to compete with the wpo guys off of this years usapl team.And by compete,I mean being able to total within 100 lbs. of the winners.
Results are in (detailed results are here) for the Battle of the Giants 2005 being held in Orebro, Sweden. JÃ¶rgen Ljungberg from Sweden has come out on top with a 2,299 total. American Brad Gillingham captured fifth with 2,288 pounds and Randall Harris took home eighth totalling 2,217.
You can find a boatload of pictures from the event here.
- Joe Dalton
- Pete Bowlby
- Mark Harris
- Mike Sweeney
I just don't like the single ply drug free banner. It is bullshit sooner or later. I have seen so many guys like Tiny scream out loud Drug free. They pass so many test they start to believe themselves. Then they get popped and then they blame someone tampered with there pee!LOL! Gets old! Especially when you see it is trying to belittle the guys who do open meets. Who knows, he could truly be drug free. But in my honest opinion. I dont feel he is. My opinion. I am entitled to it! You just cant test for everything and you cant take peoples word for it. History has proved this.
Here he's also challenged:
Chuck will eat you alive
Thing is now that Chuck's at 275 Steve knows he's lifting for 2nd and he can't handle it .....
This can be pretty open ended depending on the person. Some might do this very structured. I tend to take a deload week or two before a meet and any other time I think I need one... sometimes your body or your results just tell you it's time for a week off or at least a light week. For me a deload week can mean a lot of things. Sometimes it can be just a whole week off doing no lifting. It might just mean skipping one or two sessions that week. It might mean just doing an easier verison of an exercise. I usually just jump right back in after a deload week.
Yes, I'm half black (from the waist down).
That I didnt get the irish curse.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday and gets to spend it with their loved ones.
I am just thankful to live in the Us and have the freedoms we have.. I am thankful that today i got up and didnt have pain
A poster at Testosterone Nation asks what lift people who choose if powerlifting decided to add a fourth lift.
Some of the lifts proposed are the overhead press, chinup, pullup, clean and jerk, snatch, good morning and bent row. My vote would be for some version of an overhead press.
Here are the results(pdf) for the 100% Raw Federation's World Bench Press Championship.
Some of the highlights. Will "the Chill" Lynch benched 450 at 181. Paul Bossi pushed up a 500 pound bench in the 220's. Michael Belk had a 570 bench in the 275's. John Self had a 360 push as a 165. A 405 by James Savage took the 198's. David Wilson captured the 148's with a 315 bench. The 132's was won by Melvin Perry. The largest coefficient for a man was taken by Lynch with a 2.49. La
Hey we can call it the Westside/NGBB open. Count me in, then we can become joke lifters also.
Can any of you squat below parallel? Do you really think I care what you or any of you think.
A bit of publicity for the sport of powerlifting this weekend. Granted it wasn't national but neither was it bad. Television station KSDK in St. Louis broadcast Jeff Lewis working up to and squatting 1,000 pounds at a local sports bar. Jeff was then interviewed by the sports anchor.
Thanks to the APF Outlaws forum.