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I wanted to belong to the darkside, the hardcore, the forgotten, the feared men who keep to themselves in the gym and hide in the shadows when not.
I wanted to be a part of the underground, the brotherhood of iron. The last thing I wanted was fame. My, how times have changed. Are there that many people concerned with what everyone else is doing or are they really just hoping for a like back? The number of likes you get does not determine your worth. Social media has its place; it can be a great free marketing tool. It can potentially be used for positive reasons, but it can also be a breeding ground for negativity.
You should be proud of who you are and your accomplishments without needing validation from complete strangers.
Powerlifting accomplishments are achieved on the platform, not in the gym, even if you have proof on your cell phone. Life, let alone powerlifting, is selfish.
We instinctively look out for ourselves first, often at the unfortunate expense of others. In order to help or give recognition to others we need to make an effort to do so. In the sport of powerlifitng this can be done by helping to coach other lifters, helping out at meets, or joining and being respectful of the equipment and people at the few powerlifting gyms that still exist.
Live, Learn, and Pass on. This does nothing to help our sport or anyone for that matter.
This is only a failed attempt for people to make themselves feel better by bringing someone else down. Respect should also be given to those who paved the way for our sport to exist, even if it is becoming very different. Much of life is about respect. You get back what you give. As much as the sport is changing, I have to admit that there seem to be more competitors than ever. I just hate the negativity that can stem from social media and miss the glory days before this began.
First of all I have to thank everyone who helped me get to this day. Thank you to all my training partners, everyone who reads my training log and supports me, and, as always, my wife Trinity for putting up with me. Thanks to Dave and Jim for continuing to provide me with the best gear and MHP for providing me with the best supplements.
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Before I discuss how my day went, I have to mention how our other guys did. Rich Gregg competed in the s on amateur day but unfortunately was unable to get a squat in. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that he competed last Monday in the Police Olympics where he went in single ply!
On the pro lightweight day Brian Tincher went for a PR total in the s in his first meet back in a year. Jo went and pulled a PR for a total in the s.
The meet venue was great. This was because the television company filming the event was only interested in filming the "big guys". Hoffman sent over tons of equipment for this contest and did not take it back, and local legend says it is all still being used in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region. Since it was closely associated with bodybuilding and women had been competing as bodybuilders for years, the new sport was opened to them very quickly.
As a result, the AAU lost control of virtually every amateur sport. Soon, controversy over drug testing would cause powerlifting to splinter into multiple federations. Indrug testing was introduced to the IPF men's international championship, although the USPF championships that year did not have drug testing.
Weight belts and knee wraps originally simple Ace bandages predated powerlifting, but in John Inzer invented the first piece of equipment distinct to powerlifters—the bench shirt. Other inventions included specialized squat bars and deadlift bars, moving away from the IPF standard of using the same bar for all three lifts.
The rules of powerlifting have also evolved and differentiated. Many communities and federations do not class the sumo variation as a technical deadlift.
Straps are also used, as help with deadlift in case of a weak grip but are not allowed by any federations in official competitions. Belt is the only supportive equipment that is allowed by all federations in raw competition. The use of supportive equipment distinguishes 'equipped' and 'un-equipped' or 'raw' divisions in the sport, and 'equipped' and 'unequipped' records in the competition lifts.
The wide differences between equipped and unequipped records in the squat and bench suggest that supportive equipment confers a substantial advantage to lifters in these disciplines. Supportive equipment should not be confused with the equipment on which the lifts are performed, such as a bench press bench, conventional or monolift stand for squat or the barbell and discs; nor with personal accessories such as a weightlifting belt that may allow greater weight to be lifted, but by mechanisms other than storing elastic energy.
Principles of operation[ edit ] Supportive equipment is used to increase the weight lifted in powerlifting exercises. This garment deforms during the downward portion of a bench press or squator the descent to the bar in the deadliftstoring elastic potential energy. Squat suits may be made of varying types of polyesteror of canvas. The latter fabric is less elastic, and therefore considered to provide greater 'stopping power' at the bottom of the movement but less assistance with the ascent.
Knee wraps are made of varying combinations of cotton and elastic. A squat or deadlift suit may be constructed for a wide or a narrow stance; and a bench shirt may be constructed with 'straight' sleeves perpendicular to the trunk of the lifter or sleeves that are angled towards the abdomen.
The back of the bench shirt may be closed or open, and the back panel may or may not be of the same material as the front of the shirt. Similarly, 'hybrid' squat suits can include panels made from canvas and polyester, in an effort to combine the strengths of each material. When two or more panels overlay one another in a piece of supportive equipment, that equipment is described as 'multi-ply', in contrast to 'single-ply' equipment made of one layer of material throughout.
RAW during this time frame however was looked upon as a beginners stage by the elite lifters in powerlifting. This contest became the turning point in raw lifting. It was a crucial contest that gathered the best lifters under one roof regardless of gear worn to compete without equipment. RUM spearheaded raw lifting into what it has become today. The IPF does not allow knee wraps in its unequipped competitions and would thus be considered 'modern raw' but the IPF does not recognize the word 'raw.
Some lifters purposely wear knee sleeves which are excessively tight and have been known to use plastic bags and have others to assist them get their knee sleeves on.
This led to the IPF mandating that lifters put on their knee sleeves unassisted. Equipped lifters will wear a squat suit, knee wraps, a bench shirt, and a deadlift suit.
These four things are what separate equipped lifters and raw lifters. A squat suit is made of an elastic-like material, and a single-ply polyester layer.
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This allows a competitor to spring out of the bottom of a squat called "pop out of the hole" in Powerlifting circles by maintaining rigidity, keeping him or her upright and encouraging their hips to remain parallel with the floor.
This allows lifters to lift more weight than would normally be possible without the suit. There are also multi-ply suits giving the lifter even more rigidity, like that of a traditional canvas suit, with the same pop as a single-ply suit or briefs.2017 IPA Powerlifting Meet
Even though knee wraps will be a sub-classification of raw lifting it will still be worn by equipped lifters. A raw lifter who would squat in knee wraps will have the weight lifted noted as "in wraps" to distinguish this from the other raw lifters. Knee wraps are made out of the same, or very similar, elastic material as wrist wraps are made out of.
They are wrapped around the lifters knees very tightly with the lifter usually not being able to do it himself and needing someone to assist them in doing so. The knee wraps are wrapped in a spiral or diagonal method. The knee wraps build elastic energy during the eccentric part of the squat and once the lifter has hit proper depth the lifter will start the concentric part of the movement releasing this elastic energy and using it to help them move the weight upwards.
It gives the lifter more spring, or pop out of the hole of the squat resulting in a heavier and faster squat.
For the bench press, there are also single-ply and multi-ply bench shirts that work similarly to a squat suit. It acts as artificial pectoral muscles and shoulder muscles for the lifter. It resists the movement of the bench press by compressing and building elastic energy. When the bar is still and the official gives the command to press the compression and elastic energy of the suit aids in the speed of the lift, and support of the weight that the lifter would not be able to provide for himself without the bench shirt.