1) Suit slippers. 2) Time, tugging, callused fingertips and pain.
- Aleksey Sivokon
- Lamar Gant
- Mike Bridges
- Larry Pacifico
- Bill Kazmaier
- Don Reinhoud
- Terry Todd
In a close (bodybuilder type squat) that is true. But in the more common powerlifting stances( moderate to wide ) the hams, glutes and adductors become more the primary movers ;especially as the stance moves out. The quads are still very much envolved but not as much as in the bodybuilder's close stance squat.
when i was younger i could tell you every record that i held and every record that i was going to hold. I wanted the world to know i was here and that i was the best there WAS, the best there IS and the best there ever Will Be. But time has changed that, a few years ago Bruce and i flew to the nationals. I broke a world record and Bruce got best lifter. You'd think we'd be happier than pig nuts, but we felt like major failures, when we got home we didn't even want to tell anyone about our results,,,,why? its because we failed ourselves by not achieving our goals of a new PR..... from that day forward, PR's and helping others get PR's is the only thing that matters to me when it comes to powerlifting.
I use drop sets on all assistance, but most notably triceps training. I don't use drop sets on any major movements or compound movements, unless I fail on a new 1RM, then I will back down to 10kg under my last set and work back up.
I want to take a moment and wish everybody a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas. I hope all of you have the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones.
I won't be posting any powerlifting news over the weekend as I'll be celebrating Christmas with my family. I'll resume posting on Monday.
A number of factors apparently. Insertion points for greater leverages, higher ratios of fast twitch fibers, a more respondent CNS maybe, higher work output, pain tolerances, drug use (with some) shorter ROM distances... It can be that the training they are doing is also just right for them to reach their highest potential. Still it seems much more genetically placed.
- Get a space
- Use plywood and carpet
- Account for the weather
- Get the minimum equipment and expand from there
- Get reliable training partners
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I think certain people are predisposed to certain side effects. I never had a problem. I do remember my nipples would hurt once in awhile. You'd be in a bar and someone would brush against you and you'd want to rip their head off.
Another event has been designated a Mountaineer Cup VIII qualifier. It is the 2006 Texas Powerlifting Federation State Championships. The meet will be held in Austin, Texas on March 25. Check out the Texas Powerlifting Federation website for more details.