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.
i would say double body weight bench and triple bdywgt squat and Dl all raw. works for up to about 250lbs
The truth is strength is what a person themself thinks it is.
If you are stronger than me, then I consider you strong.
The USAPL forum has a list of the competitors invited to compete at this weeks Battle of the Giants competition in Orebro, Sweden. The competition is an IPF sanctioned, invite only event, with only 10 of the best lifters in the world competing.
Americans Brian Siders, Brad Gillingham and Randall Harris were chosen to participate. Although it looks as though Siders won't be competing. There's still no official news of what is wrong with Siders.
I workout at home so I would only screw myself if I did not clean up afterward.
If you are strong enough to take them off the rack, then you are definately strong enough to put them back!
You've recently come into a lot of money. Sick and tired of your current gym's policy on chalk use, deadlifting and metal music you decide to build your own gym. What equipment would have to be in it?. A thread over at T-Nation asks that question.
Tiny Meeker has taken the 308 pound weight class in the WABDL Worlds being held in Reno, Nevada. Meeker ended up with an 870 pound bench. He then gave a couple attempts at 900 with no luck. Steve Wong hit his 815 opener but missed his next two attemps at 870 and 881.
The 242 class saw Jason Jackson nail a 793 bench.
In the 220's, Gunny Green broke the submaster World Record, first benching 606 pounds then 618 pounds.
More to follow.
Thanks to the folks at Iron Gladiator and
Results have been posted for last weekends IPA West Coast Nationals.
In the Amateur division, Brent Mikesell set World Records for the superheavyweight class in the squat and total. He squatted 1,008.6 and totalled 2358.9 pounds. Lifter of the meet honors also went to Brent.
I have won money in this sport and I can say it definitely makes it better. Anyone who says money is no good for the sport probably has no shot at earning it.
Squat: Coan (1020) '99 to Lewis (1201) '05 - 18% - 6 YEARS Bench: Mendelson (825) '03 to Rychlak (1005) - 22% - 1 YEAR!!!!!! Total - Coan (2463) '98 to Frank (2805) '04 - 13% - 7 years