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.
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
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
110s x10, 130s x9
Close grip row
3 sets of 10 forgot the weight but final set was whole stack
Shoulder Db press
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.
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.
135x3, 165x3, 195x3, 225x3, 255x2, 285x2, 315x1, 345x1, 370x1, 380x1
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
Light Shoulder work
Close grip machine row
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
135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5
Row machine that I don’t know the name of. For a few sets of 10
Db shoulder press
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
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?
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.