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.
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.
The IPA are holding their Nationals this weekend. Coincidently, or not, their website has been hacked so results are not available. Bits and pieces are coming out at the forums though. Here are some posts which contain results. Remember, these are unofficial.
I don't care because the gear advances still put Coan 5-7% ahead of this lifter.
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.
A poster at Go Heavy asks whether more 900 pound deadlifts are done using a conventional or sumo stance.
So far no firm answer has surfaced. Ed Coan and Maxim Podtynny are so far the only 900+ sumo lifters which have been mentioned. If you know of others make sure to add them.
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?
Team USA won the 2005 WPC Worlds held in Helsinki Finland. Apparently, the Americans fielded a team with fewer lifters than its main competition but was still able to fend off threats from the Russians and Fins among other countries.
Go Metal has all the results by division.
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
- Oleksandr Kutcher's squat, deadlift and total at 165
- Benni Magnusson's deadlift
- Jeff Lewis' squat
- Becca Swanson's total
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.