What’s wrong with it?
Hand off to arms length? Check
Bar motionaless at chest/belly? Check
Ass stayed down, feet stayed planted? Check
Fully locked out? Check
It was a good lift. Done at the BIG Iron In-House Open.
Awesome as it was, the real story in my opinion was Frankls 810 bench at 198.
It has been some time since I competed and it was in a different organization but there were a couple of things I questioned.
The bar to the chest seemed to be touch and go. Back when I competed (old man story here) you had to pause the bar on the chest for a count or the lift wasn’t legit
I am not sure what the current rules are on a back arch. I have seen some pretty crazy ones recently. Still, I was amazed at the distance she covered on the lift say compared to a dude like Rychlak. Even with her back arch and belly distended the bar still had to move pretty far compared to what I am used to seeing.
I know the APF/WPO doesn’t have much in the way of equipment limitations so I am not sure if that super titanium bench shirt she seems to be wearing, really has any bearing on this discussion.
On a personal note, I know that Hanley seems to have a chip on his shoulder when it comes to people critiquing powerlifters negatively. That was not my intention in posting this. Maybe he is just as sick as I am of fat/weak fucks who make themselves feel better by ripping down on people who work harder and sacrifice more in one day than most people do (at least in a physical realm) their entire lives.
The only “chip” on my shoulder is when people look at a lift and say it’s crap or bad because it doesn’t conform to the rules of THEIR fed. I don’t care if it’s IPF vs APF or APF vs IPF. It pisses me off when people come in and try to dismiss a lift because it’s not what THEY perceive to be the correct way to perform it.
I have zero problem calling a lift bad if it’s blatanly high, there’s a soft hand out, uneven lockout, double movement, whatever etc etc. But none of these exist here.
The bar has to be motionless. Since she lowers it so slowly, it’s a hell of a lot easier to see when it is motionless, and as a result doesn’t require as long a pause.
The current rules are the same as they always were. Back and butt on the bench.
Obligatory gear attack.
True, the lastr time I refereed USAPL, it was the ADFPA. At that time the rule was the bar had to stop. As soon as I saw that happen, I gave the press command. I was s stickler for the rules, but slanted to the lifter.
If I thought depth was close and it was a coin flip, I gave it to him. If I thought it was 1/8" to high, no lift.