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Kansas 4A State Powerlifting Meet at Abilene, Kansas. Updated: secretary, Gaston Parage [email protected] czechbattlefield.info, with a copy to the General If transport is needed between the hotel and the competition The organizer shall prepare competition cards and lists as. FEBRUARY 27, AT BEAUMONT WEST BROOK HIGH SCHOOL. PLACE, NAME, wt class, body wt. SQUAT, BENCH, DEADLIFT, TOTAL. 3RD-5A.
We got to the meet around 7 a. The TPS representation was very strong all weekend and it was nice to be surrounded by familiar faces. Alex ended up squatting for a pound PR, benching for a pound PR and hitting a dramatic deadlift after missing it twice.
She went 3-for-3 on squats and absolutely killed it on It was a tough grinder and she showed some grit to stick with it. She missed her third bench at Deadlifts nearly turned the entire day upside down. Alex was having some trouble breaking the floor in the warmup room, so we adjusted her stance a bit to help her speed.
For the first time in my life, I was speechless as a coach.
I was pretty emotionally involved at this point. Luckily, Dustin from TPS saw it differently and told her straight up. It made sense because we had nothing to lose by telling her. Fortunately, she took the latter and hit like she knew she always could. For Alex to miss her deadlift twice and then successfully get it on a third try is nothing short of amazing.
Weight belts and knee wraps originally simple Ace bandages predated powerlifting, but in John Inzer invented the first piece of equipment distinct to powerlifters—the bench shirt. Other inventions included specialized squat bars and deadlift bars, moving away from the IPF standard of using the same bar for all three lifts. The rules of powerlifting have also evolved and differentiated. Many communities and federations do not class the sumo variation as a technical deadlift. Straps are also used, as help with deadlift in case of a weak grip but are not allowed by any federations in official competitions.
Belt is the only supportive equipment that is allowed by all federations in raw competition. The use of supportive equipment distinguishes 'equipped' and 'un-equipped' or 'raw' divisions in the sport, and 'equipped' and 'unequipped' records in the competition lifts.
The wide differences between equipped and unequipped records in the squat and bench suggest that supportive equipment confers a substantial advantage to lifters in these disciplines. Supportive equipment should not be confused with the equipment on which the lifts are performed, such as a bench press bench, conventional or monolift stand for squat or the barbell and discs; nor with personal accessories such as a weightlifting belt that may allow greater weight to be lifted, but by mechanisms other than storing elastic energy.
Principles of operation[ edit ] Supportive equipment is used to increase the weight lifted in powerlifting exercises. This garment deforms during the downward portion of a bench press or squator the descent to the bar in the deadliftstoring elastic potential energy. Squat suits may be made of varying types of polyesteror of canvas. The latter fabric is less elastic, and therefore considered to provide greater 'stopping power' at the bottom of the movement but less assistance with the ascent.
Knee wraps are made of varying combinations of cotton and elastic. A squat or deadlift suit may be constructed for a wide or a narrow stance; and a bench shirt may be constructed with 'straight' sleeves perpendicular to the trunk of the lifter or sleeves that are angled towards the abdomen. The back of the bench shirt may be closed or open, and the back panel may or may not be of the same material as the front of the shirt.
Similarly, 'hybrid' squat suits can include panels made from canvas and polyester, in an effort to combine the strengths of each material. When two or more panels overlay one another in a piece of supportive equipment, that equipment is described as 'multi-ply', in contrast to 'single-ply' equipment made of one layer of material throughout.
RAW during this time frame however was looked upon as a beginners stage by the elite lifters in powerlifting. This contest became the turning point in raw lifting.
It was a crucial contest that gathered the best lifters under one roof regardless of gear worn to compete without equipment. RUM spearheaded raw lifting into what it has become today. The IPF does not allow knee wraps in its unequipped competitions and would thus be considered 'modern raw' but the IPF does not recognize the word 'raw.
Some lifters purposely wear knee sleeves which are excessively tight and have been known to use plastic bags and have others to assist them get their knee sleeves on. This led to the IPF mandating that lifters put on their knee sleeves unassisted.
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Equipped lifters will wear a squat suit, knee wraps, a bench shirt, and a deadlift suit. These four things are what separate equipped lifters and raw lifters.2015 IPF World Powerlifting Meet - Jonnie Candito
A squat suit is made of an elastic-like material, and a single-ply polyester layer. This allows a competitor to spring out of the bottom of a squat called "pop out of the hole" in Powerlifting circles by maintaining rigidity, keeping him or her upright and encouraging their hips to remain parallel with the floor.
This allows lifters to lift more weight than would normally be possible without the suit.
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There are also multi-ply suits giving the lifter even more rigidity, like that of a traditional canvas suit, with the same pop as a single-ply suit or briefs. Even though knee wraps will be a sub-classification of raw lifting it will still be worn by equipped lifters.
A raw lifter who would squat in knee wraps will have the weight lifted noted as "in wraps" to distinguish this from the other raw lifters. Knee wraps are made out of the same, or very similar, elastic material as wrist wraps are made out of. They are wrapped around the lifters knees very tightly with the lifter usually not being able to do it himself and needing someone to assist them in doing so.
The knee wraps are wrapped in a spiral or diagonal method. The knee wraps build elastic energy during the eccentric part of the squat and once the lifter has hit proper depth the lifter will start the concentric part of the movement releasing this elastic energy and using it to help them move the weight upwards.
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It gives the lifter more spring, or pop out of the hole of the squat resulting in a heavier and faster squat. For the bench press, there are also single-ply and multi-ply bench shirts that work similarly to a squat suit. It acts as artificial pectoral muscles and shoulder muscles for the lifter.
It resists the movement of the bench press by compressing and building elastic energy. When the bar is still and the official gives the command to press the compression and elastic energy of the suit aids in the speed of the lift, and support of the weight that the lifter would not be able to provide for himself without the bench shirt. In order to achieve proper tightness and fitting the lifter must be assisted when putting the bench shirt on for it is not possible to be done alone.
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For the deadlift suit, there is single-ply and multi-ply as well. The elastic energy is built when the lifter goes down to set up and place their grip on the bar before lifting even starts. The deadlift suit aids in getting the weight off the floor, considered to be the first part of the movement, but not very helpful on the lockout portion of the deadlift, known as the second part of the movement.
Classes and categories[ edit ] Most powerlifting federations use the following weight classes: Age category is dependent on the year of the participant's birth.