Herb, Joe & I want to thank everyone who sent good wishes and a special thank you to Louie Simmons and Amy Weisberger for their donations to Herb's recovery fund. But we need more help. Herb is home, but needs full time help and Joe is only one man and he can't do it all. Herb is an important fixture in Powerlifting and has written great articles about many of you. He keeps track of all of your lifts and records and is the official statistician and historian for the sport. He cares about you and your lifts as much if not more than your teammates and your fans. He needs your help. In this season of giving, please help one of our own. Send donations to: Herb Glossbrenner, C/O Powerlifting USA, Box 467, Camarillo, CA 93011. Thank you all and have a joyous Holiday Season! Nance Avigliano
The preliminary nominations for the 2006 IPF World Master's Bench Championship can be found at the USAPL forum. All lifters are required to formally accept in order to participate.
The Master's Bench Championships are April 19 - 22 in Miami, Florida. For more information check out the Championship website.
1. what other sport do you know where the fans can do more than just sit and cheer there favorites on, they can actually have conversations with them. 2. what other sport do competitors trade lifting secrets and try to help each individual competitor to be the best they can be, whether it be loaning a guy a belt baby powder bench shirts or just generally cheering each other to new heights (there may be a darker side to this statement but i have not seen it). 3. what other sport can you watch men women and children of all ages and size push there bodys to the limit of human strength. 4. where else can ya see a man drop four hundred pounds acrossed his midsection and still have the nuts to come back for another attemp.
Just use an open back shirt that isn't your comp shirt. One that is a little too big so you can put it on yourself. Make sure you lift in a power rack and set the pins so you can hit your chest but if you miss, the bar can come forward and nott crush your throat
The error in his thinking that raw strength relates to equipped poundage is corrected:
Before my last contest I was benching 535-550 raw and at the meet I benched 575 but missed 600 with my single-ply Phenom... Is this all the carryover I should get with a single-ply?
WELL YOU THOUGHT LIKE O USE TO. THE MORE I BENCH RAW THE MORE ILL GET OUT THE SHIRT RIGHT. WRONG. RAW STRENTH MEANS NOTHING IN THE SHIRT.
Heavy is a relative term not only in actual weight but in percentage of weight. Even the most "gassed" up WPO lifter would not try to squat with heavy percentage weights 2 times per week and they recover faster than any of us here. You are running the risk of injury and over-training especially if you include assistance work.
Ron Palmer posts a summary of his charity meet held on Sunday over at Go Heavy. Among the competitors, he cites Nick Winters benching 600 raw, Adam Hires, Best Lifter, with a 650 pound bench at 242, teens Jeremy(555@220) and Greg(475@220) Hines, and Luke Anderson at 74 pulling 400 pounds.
Could be abs or lower back, not neccessarily a belt, also you may have been fatigued and your hips came up first and not your head
in the USAPL this guy can come to your house and test you or at a meet that is not his.Get Fucking real you "Drug Free" guys are being ran like this guy is your dad.There seems to me to be more bullshit in that federation than in any other.You the lifters need to take a little control and tell him to relax.I'll be damned if I wanted to lift in the USAPL a person could come to my door or see me on the street and test me.What are you'll on fucking probation?
That's what a thread over at Monster Muscle asks. Of course, 1,000 pounds has already fallen in the bench press. Currently, 970 is the deadlift record. Although, many expect 1,000 to fall in 2006. Responses are fairly mixed so far. So which would you rather do and why?
What was unique about Tom [HARDMAN] was his style... He had the fastest descent or eccentric phase in the bench press that I ever saw. He would take the hand off, hold it for a second at full arms length, then almost let the bar free fall to his chest... I never saw any other record holder bench like that. He was the exact opposite of say Doug Young, who brought the bar down very, very slowly prior to the concentric phase. Mike MacDonald was more of a medium descent....controlled at a medium pace...then BANG!