Bombing At A Meet

Create: 11/14/2005 - 09:45
Some interesting perspectives in a thread at Go Heavy about bombing out at a meet. The original poster asks

IF a lifter bombs at a meet say in the bp ,the lifter is out of it...Would it be better if the lifter was allowed to continue....Its a bit unlikely that the lifter will win anyway but it would be better for the lifter to complete all lifts...It seems wrong that a lifter could train real hard up to a meet ,fly a long distance then bomb and the meet is over for him.

IPF Worlds Results - Updated

Create: 11/14/2005 - 08:00

The 35th Annual IPF Men's World Powerlifting Championships in Miami, Florida is underway. You can follow the results at the IPF website.

Russia won the team competition with a perfect 72 points. Poland grabbed the second spot with 51 points. The US slipped a bit on day four to finish third with 49 points. The Ukraine and Sweden round out the top five. Canada finished eighth with 27 points.

Ed Coan's 220 Class IPF World Record Broken

Create: 11/13/2005 - 13:07
Ivan Freydun of Russia totalled 2,283 pounds or 1,037.5 kilograms in the 220 pound weight class at the IPF Worlds in Miami, Florida. The 2,283 total sets a new IPF world record and surpasses the former record held by Ed Coan. A poster at Gibson Powerlifting suggests that because of gear differences between when Coan lifted and today that surpassing the record isn't a big deal.

I don't care because the gear advances still put Coan 5-7% ahead of this lifter.

Uniting Powerlifting Federations

Create: 11/13/2005 - 12:02
Kieren Kidder has made a short post at Go Heavy about a meeting he had with IPF president Norbert Wallauch, with a title of "Potential progress". In it he says

After spending a couple of hours with Norbert it was obvious that we share many of the same points of view, and we both love powerlifting. We discussed many issues pro/con that concern us about the sports irecton.

Can Federation Rules Effect Deadlifting Records?

Create: 11/12/2005 - 08:12
An interesting thread going on over at Fortified Iron about why the IPF deadlifting records are so far behind some of the other federations. The current IPF record is 899 pounds while the new WPO record is 970 pounds. Many people believe that WPO and IPA numbers in the bench, squat and total come from those federations having more lenient rules for equipment and more lax judging. However, poster ZachG 85 notes that those two reasons shouldn't effect deadlifting so much.

Is it just the caliber of lifters (seems unlikely given that Coan/Siders/Karwoski are names they can claim), or is there more help from equipment than we realize?

All Andy Bolton

Create: 11/11/2005 - 12:09
Andy Bolton has a few comments in a thread at PowerliftingUK. At one point a poster questions Andy's ability to lift with a regular bar. Andy responds

who is this guy who says i cannot d.lift on a reg bar how the fuck does he think i train i use a reg bar and have pulled over 420 on it in training he needs to keep his mouth shut

What's With All The World Records Falling Lately?

Create: 11/10/2005 - 20:07
That's asked over at Fortified Iron. Some of the new World Records which have recently been set include:
  • Oleksandr Kutcher's squat, deadlift and total at 165
  • Benni Magnusson's deadlift
  • Jeff Lewis' squat
  • Becca Swanson's total
In all, Diesel Lifter counts at least 15 records which have recently fallen. Now what is the reason for all those new records?

Jim Wendler's Favorites

Create: 11/10/2005 - 19:24

Jim Wendler has created a list of his favorites over at EliteFTS. You might want to check it out for a good laugh as well as some good recommendations.

Jim votes the APF Outlaws the best forum. The Arnold Classic is given the nod as best powerlifing meet. And the best deadlift hitch... Diesel Wiesel of Internet posting fame.


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