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1800+ Raw Total And 800+ Deadlift Drug Free 181 Class


The reason for the low records is probably more that people compete in the most popular feds. I have the records in wnpf with something like 530/355/620. Not everyone has heard of that federation in sure. Now that you say it I was wonder if that’s the reason why there isn’t any big money tested meets. Now I wouldn’t stand a chance in the open. If I got on something and found a solid wrap for my squat style in sure id be a threat. That’s not what I want to do right now or ever. As for the deadlift record yes I do want to destroy it and I feel I have the leverages to do just that. Going 590/385/800 I could take the tested total also.


The thing is that IPL and WPC aren’t some unknown feds. USPA is the American affiliate of IPL, it just happens that USPA has the most gong on at the moment. WPC is pretty well known except that the tested division (AWPC) doesn’t attract the best lifters for whatever reason. I think that was the biggest fed a few years back when everyone was lifting in gear. I know a guy who set a deadlift world record in 100% Raw but was maybe about 3rd ranked in CPU (IPF affiliate).

All I know is that I never got tested at any CPU meet and I did one CPF meet (that’s WPC) that didn’t go well and they still got me pissing in a cup. I seriously wonder what is going on behind the scenes, USAPL almost got kicked out the IPF because of too many positive tests and now they are no longer going to automatically test people who set world records or win medals at Worlds. See how WL got threatened to get kicked out of the Olympics? They want less positive tests, one way or another.


I personally have only heard of those reds maybe one other time. If I was asked to name them I probably couldn’t. Have to remember, 6-8 years ago the sport was way less popular and almost no one lifts in gear anymore. I’m not one for fed record really. I want all times. I guess that stems from a kid I know that doesn’t lift much and weighs more than me and see every other week he’s seeing records in random feds with garbage weight for his class.


Yesterday’s session

Deadlift all calibrated plates with a pair of gym 45s at the end

155x5, 265x5, 375x3, 485x3, 595x1, 685x5- first time training in mostly calibrated plates and this moved awesome.

155x5, 245x5, 335x3, 375x1, 425x5

Barbell row
135x10, 185x10, 225x10, 275x10


I would go for the all time records if I had a chance. The IPL and WPC affiliates are the two main options other than IPF/CPU around here, if I’m going to compete in their fed I might as well go for a record. Maybe one day I will be setting all time records but not any time too soon.


Another thing is that in WPC you can set world records at nationals, you don’t have to go to an international meet as long as everything is to the official standards.

You know until maybe 5-6 years ago the IPF didn’t even have a raw division, WPC was one of the feds that. I have only been in PL for about 4 years so I don’t know all the ancient history. The fact that raw became a thing is what got me into this, I have no interest in shirt and suits and all that. Knee wraps is where I draw the line and it took me a while to even open up to that as an option.


Same here. Been lifting 10 years only in the last year have I used them. A total of about 15 sessions



Yesterday bench session

Close grip bench
135x3, 165x3, 195x3, 225x3, 255x3, 285x2, 315x2, 345x2

Pullups 3 sets of 15

Db press
110s x10, 130s x9

Close grip row
3 sets of 10 forgot the weight but final set was whole stack

Shoulder Db press
35,45,55,65x 10

Today’s squat and deadlift

155x5, 245x5, 335x3, 425x1, 480x4 leaving a rep or two in the tank.

155x5, 265x5, 375x3, 485x2, 595x1, 645 for 6 singles about 40 seconds between singles.

Db row
95s for 4 sets of 15

Few curls and called it a day


Only came in to hit squats yesterday. Today I’m off. Missed a few posts but still hammering away.

535 with a short pause easier than I thought it would be


Came in to bench today shooting for a well moving double tng. Got to pausing reps and ended with a heavy paused single, 5 lbs off my best.

Bench paused
135x3, 165x3, 195x3, 225x3, 255x2, 285x2, 315x1, 345x1, 370x1, 380x1

Barbell row
135x8, 185x8, 225x8

Close grip bench
135x6, 185x6, 225x6, 245x6, 265x6, 285x6

Called it am early day. Have something big planned tomorrow. It’s just past midnight so I’m hoping I won’t be too tired tomorrow.


Didn’t go well. Was looking to pull a double at 740 but ended up with a fairly smooth single. Couldn’t break the second rep off the floor. Also hit a set of squat up to 435x5


Bench had been going pretty well lately worked up to a heavy single with the slingshot

Raw Bench (warm up for Slingshot)
135x3, 165x3, 195x3, 225x3, 255x3

285x3, 315x2, 345x2, 375x2, 405x2, 430x1

Pullups 3 sets of 12

Db press
105s x21,17

Light Shoulder work

Close grip machine row
190x20, 230x15


Took off yesterday cause a buddy needed a ride to go look at a car. Getting ready for some light bench today. Just finished cutting the grass and ready to go


Did some football bar bench

Football bar bench
135x3, 165x3, 195x3, 225x3, 255x3, 285x3, 315x3

Pullups 3 sets of 15

Incline press
135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5

Row machine that I don’t know the name of. For a few sets of 10

Db shoulder press
35,45,55s x10

Few light back stuff and called it a day.


Normal tng bench tonight up to a heavy double. It moved so well I hit a heavy single also. I bought the black Slingshot, want to see how well that one works. I feel (weight wise) I out grew the yellow Slingshot. Bench is feeling pretty good I wouldn’t be surprised if I hit a 405 single soon. Granted I’ve been saying that for a while and it keeps being just out of reach. Will post the clip in the morning. I believe the 370 double is the heaviest double I’ve ever recorded and hit it smooth.

135x3, 165x3, 195x3, 225x3, 255x3, 285x3, 315x2, 345x2, 370x2, 390x1

Dips (bodyweight +45 plates)
0x10, 1x10, 2x10, 3x12

Pull ups 3 sets of 15

Db row

Incline bench
135x8, 165x8, 195x8, 225x8


Bench is going awesome, squat is also doing well. Deadlift is lagging but I can still pull more than my last comp for sure so that’s a plus.


Just casually doing 2000 pound weighted dips, eh? :wink:


I had to skip today, somehow my buddy managed to crush my big toe as he was running by me and that shit hurt like hell. Still hurts but seems to be getting better slowly.


Getting ready for some bench today. Got a question for the guys following. I am getting a promotion at work and a good bit more money. Looking at a newer ram 2500 Cummins diesel and build it up or a newer ram 1500 and slap a supercharger on it. What do you think? Diesel all said and done would probably run $20,000 more, the gas would be just as nice and cheaper but I’m leaning more towards diesel but don’t need it.

Also I would use it for fishing and hunting so it’d probably get a few scratches. I feel like it’d hurt more on the diesel than a gas ram.