steficohen- Sumo Deadlift vs Conventional Deadlift

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:51 -- admin
Both deadlift versions are fully body lifts placing stress on back, hips, knees, and ankles primarily. Which one is the right for you? What is the purpose of the lift for each patient or athlete, and what are your strengths/weaknesses? Which one is easier? - Both variations have their pros and cons. The Sumo Deadlift uses a wider base of support, less distance for the bar to travel from floor, increases quad stress, and places less stress on the athlete’s spinal extensors (i.e. more vertical spine). It allows for reduced ankle DF range of motion for those that are stiff in the ankle joint.


Janis Finkelman- Pulling 480 for a single sumo at 143

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:50 -- admin
janisfinkelman- 480 for a single sumo at 143. Not my competition stance, not peaked, it wasn’t a max, and it actually felt pretty easy. Trust me I am aware this is my weaker variation, and I know my sumo looks like a duck is trying to deadlift. Video #2 Did light squatting 4 x 4 before doing 5 deficit deadlift doubles with 415. Sets 3 and 4 shown here. These were absolute hell. Like I felt terrible about myself while doing them. Idk man.


CONGRATULATIONS to Tabitha Gleason!!!!!

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 19:34 -- admin

CONGRATULATIONS on your recent performance! You made the "All Time Top-20 Rankings!!!!!"
132 Pound (60 Kilogram) Women’s Weight Division -- Deadlift
Deadlift X-Bwt Female Lifter/ Nationality/ YOB/ Date/ Actual Weight/ Exact Bodyweight/ Location/ Federation
17. 474.0 (215.0) *3.61X Tabitha Gleason (US/92) 4/7/18 (215.0 kg. @ 59.55 kg.) (Englewood, Colorado) (USPA)

Page 53 of the “Rankings” document.



Blanca Villoch- went 7/9 and totaled 1151

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:27 -- admin
blanca_villoch- So i did a thing today... last minute, i decided to lift at “The Jenn”, a #uspapower Women’s Empowerment Meet. I wanted one more meet before diving into another offseason. i had an absolute blast lifting with my teammates today... went 7/9 and totaled 1151 via 452/231/468 Since i just got back from vacation, i chose not to cut and weighed in at 139lbs. I am glad i had the opportunity to participate in this amazing meet and put up the numbers i worked so hard for this past offseason. Added 72lbs. to my total... 17lbs. on squat, 11lbs. on bench, and a whopping 43lbs.


Kimberly Walford- First USPA meet in the books

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:15 -- admin
trackfu- First USPA meet in the books, qualified for IPL DT Worlds and USPA DT Nationals. I had sooo much fun and appreciate all the love and support at the meet. I’m excited for the future! I know @matt__films is making me an awesome video, but in the interim here’s my lifts. BW: 70.3kg_154.98lbs ,Sq 182.5kg_402.3lbs (2/2), Bh 107.5kg_237 (2/3), DL 245kg_540.1lbs, National Open/Submaster Record (2/3), TL 535kg_1179.4lbs National Submaster Record, 75kg class winner /Best Open female lifter


Will this be the year Brett Gibbs?

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:03 -- admin
theipf- Will this be the year Brett Gibbs @bg_waiweight stands on top of the podium? Brett will compete in the 83kg Open class at #classicworlds . . Regrann from @bg_waiweight - Grip PB tonight with 330kgx10sec hold. Really happy with that after a good paused deadlift session. Things are starting to come together and I’m feeling great both mentally and physically


Isabella von Weissenberg- Squat, three times my body weight!

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:59 -- admin
ivweissenberg- YES. Squat three times my body weight.


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