Why are Lift Totals Rising so Dramatically?

Create: 11/04/2005 - 17:40

Billy Mimnaugh poses the question of why such big numbers are being hit in powerlifting today.

Proposed answers include improvement in equipment, pushing the drug envelope, easier judging, training improvements, breaking the mental barrier of pushing large weights and 48 hour weigh-ins. Personally, I think it's a combination of all of these.

Funny Gym Moments

Create: 11/03/2005 - 14:14

If you've worked out long enough, it's inevitable that you'll see some funny stuff while working out. There's a thread over at Power and Bulk recounting some of these hilarious stories. Off the top of my head, the funniest moments center around the Nautilus back extension machine. I've seen two people use that thing in ways that the company never imagined.

Overhead Pressing Work

Create: 11/02/2005 - 19:37

A lot of powerlifters have abandoned overhead pressing for fear of causing rotator injuries. However, a new school is suggesting that especially to support a raw bench, it is essential.

Monster Muscle has a discussion about adding overhead presses to support your bench. One of the leading proponents of overhead pressing is Vinny Dizenzo and he chimes in over in the thread.

Bench Bash for Cash Results

Create: 11/01/2005 - 19:28

The WPO has posted the Bench Bash for Cash results. Ryan Kennelly was the only Super Heavyweight not to bomb out. He posted an 854 bench. Kara Bohigian won the Women's division with a 325 bench. Fred Boldt conquered the Lightweight division with a 624 lift. The Heavyweights was won by Robert Luyando with a 728 bench.

WPO Semi Finals results for the Women, Men's Lightweight & Middleweights and the Mens Heavy & Super Heavyweights are also up.

Mike Miller Calls Out Worlds Strongest Powerlifters

Create: 11/01/2005 - 15:18

Mike Miller has issued a challenge to some of the worlds strongest powerlifters over at the APF Outlaws forum. The event is the Atlantic Foundation Strongman Challenge in February. The strongman contest will be raw.

Miller issues the challenge to elite athletes Gary Frank, Brian Siders, Beau Moore, Andy Bolton, Donnie Thompson, Paul Childress, Matt Smith, Brad Gillingham, Josh Bryant, Jeff Lewis, Chris Taylor and Tom Fannon.

Miller states:
A lot of people have said that “I cheat with gear”, so now I am challenging all of you to take off your gear and face me. We will see who is really the strongest Powerlifter once and for all.


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