Powerlifting. Anyone on here do it?

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  1. Taylor2

    Taylor2 Do you even lift

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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Competed last weekend at another qualifier and walked away with a 525kg total.

    185kg Squat, 115kg Bench and 225kg Deadlift.

    It was my first meet using knee wraps and I just didn't use them effectively, missed depth on 192.5kg and couldn't recover from 195kg. Haven't trained enough in them to get the most out of them. My bench press was just far weaker than usual for some reason, dipped half way up on 120kg and got red lighted all round. I played it safe on Deadlift, I probably could have ground out 232.5kg but my second lift (215kg) just didn't feel right. Nevermind, I was already qualified for Euro's so this meet was just for experience, however it has highlighted some glaring flaws.

    Anyone got meets coming up? How are you all getting on?
     
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    Millul SS.org Regular

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    Congrats on the meet - they almost never go as planned, but you got a total in, so that's what count!

    Euros, you mean the WPA in Ireland?

    Training is going pretty well, let's see after the next program...no meets planned yet this year, as I have a very unpredictable work schedule ("You need to be in Korea on Wednesday" kind of schedule).
     
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    USMarine75 The Pen is Mightier Contributor

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    Rushed into a set of 225 kg x 5 rack pulls and dislocated a rib. Looking for a new hobby now lol.
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Cheers man. It's the AWPC/WPC in Ireland. I'm not sure if that's the same thing.

    Good to hear about your training, I know your pain on that work schedule - I get sent here, there and everywhere at the drop of a hat too.

    Christ man, that sucks. Get well soon.
     
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    Yeah, WPC...I got confused!
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    finally getting back into powerlifting after a very long hiatus.
    current stats aren't great:
    squat :350 lbs×4
    deadlift 405 lbs x4
    bench 225x3
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Training is ramping up for Euros now.

    What kind of monster programs 10 x 30m lengths of sled pulls, 50% bodyweight whilst holding a 20kg slam ball.... :ugh:
     
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    mastapimp SS.org Regular

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    Spent the last year or so rehabbing a foot injury and have just now gotten back into heavy lifting w/ squats. Max for squat is at 375 lbs. Haven't gotten back into regular dead lifts yet...all single leg deadlifts with light/moderate weight per my physical therapy. The year I stayed off heavy leg exercises due to my injury saw my bench press increase by 70 lbs and it's now at 325 lbs max.
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Well, this week is my rest week before Euro's next week.

    The athlete list is confirmed and there are two other lifters in my category. One who I know for a fact has wayyyy bigger numbers than me, the other I have no idea. Someone's got to come last I suppose! :lol:
     
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    Good luck mate
     
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    USMarine75 The Pen is Mightier Contributor

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    Never mind a lifelong L5/S1 injury from a helicopter crash back in the day.... but.... a dislocated rib with torn cartilage, then a styloid avulsion (wrist sprain with a piece of bone that broke off with the ligament) from a tustle at work, and now a particularly virulent form of strep??? Bad month and I’m thinking the universe is trying to tell me to find a new hobby.
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    I hear water aerobics are low impact :p
     
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    USMarine75 The Pen is Mightier Contributor

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    By water aerobics, you mean f@cking in a hot tub? ;)
     
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    KnightBrolaire unofficial sso pickup tester

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    just don't blow out your back :lol:
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Cheers man, I'll post my numbers here once it's all over.

    Good grief, that sucks man! :ugh:
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Just finished competing today.

    Got a 170kg squat, 120kg bench and a 232.5kg deadlift. Bombed on the 185kg squat on the 2nd attempt, 3rd attempt I dipped on the descent. Bench press I went for 130kg and my back just cramped up on the press. Came second overall in my category, stoked is an understatement.

    Now time for a little rest...
     
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    Respectable numbers. Congrats.
     
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    That's some serious overkill... rationally, the most power you'll ever need in life is to deal with ~300 lbs weight

    Past that, even in unusual life-and-death type circumstances, you're probably better off being lighter and faster or having more endurance vs. being stronger... and certainly better off without chronic injuries that people seem to regularly acquire pushing the envelope on weightlifting
     
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    watson503 Los Cochinos

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    Congratulations, man!
     
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