I learned a lot about judging and where I need to go now in my training. I plan to begin working w/ Matt Kroc sometime soon on a six month training/diet. I plan on competing 198 next April after competing 242 in this last meet. [/quote]
Why the huge weight cut?
I’m curious about your statement “I learned a lot about judging.” Care to elaborate?
And congratulations on your competition.[/quote]
Well, I’d like to get down to 198 but I can’t serve two masters… So more than likely I’ll keep eating and lifting like normal. I decided to hold off on working w/ Kroc is the other reason I’m not gonna drop.
Well…like bodybuilding…I find powerlifting judging can be subjective as well. Politics play an important role. My lifting partner (220lb class and his first ever meet) was by far the best lifter benching 385 and deadlifting 601 and strict curl of 137.5 and they gave the best lifter award to a guy who weighs 440 and benched 615 and a strict curl at 128 or so. Not only that, my lifting partner was in the 50-54 yr old class and the other guy in the 30-34 yr olds. So that kinda soured me a bit, but I’ll still compete for myself and not necessarily to win. [/quote]
Wow. That is horribly subjective. Perhaps compete with a fed that picks its winners based on wilks rather than favoritism. Sounds like your lifting partner did really, really well. A 601 DL at 220? Yowsie. That’s great.
Strict curl contests always crack me up because they’re usually anything BUT strict. Lots of sway and back. Strict curl for me would be back against the wall or in a scott curl bench.[/quote]
In the strict curl, your butt and back cannot leave the wall and you can lean up to a ft away from the wall to the back of your heels.