Just saw the IPF World Champs on UK TV. First time I’ve ever seen a powerlifting competition before and I was totally blown away!!
The most amazing lift was the Polish guy who weighed 110lb who squatted 663lbs!! for a new 115lb class WR.
6 TIMES HIS BODYWEIGHT!!!
Then he went on to bench 402lbs for a WR only 3.6 times BW!
Brian Siders totally dominated with a total of 2387lb in the superheavies.
Clive Henry’s squatted 926lb in the 275lb class.
One thing that really stood out was how strict the referees were. Guys were scrapping parallel but having lifts disallowed and benches that went up slightly uneven missed too.
The variation in squat technique suprised me. The guy in the pic is squatting 825lb with a close stance almost going ass to the grass!!
Now I am absolutely convinced that Powerlifting should be in the Olympics!